Keeping plants alive and thriving requires a cocktail of oxygen, water and sunlight. Removing just one of these elements is sure to have a negative impact on lawns and gardens. While it is impossible to control the weather, it is possible to control the level of air, water and nutrients impacting your greenery.
The aeration process is a short-term goal with long-term results. Professional Edmonton aeration services work to cut through problem areas, like thatch, creating access to necessary resources. Whether spring or fall, this brand of lawn maintenance helps to give new life to grass and gardens around homes, strata spaces and commercial areas.
What is Strangling Your Grass?
Lack-lustre lawns are a dime a dozen across Alberta. Instead of learning to live with brown and dry grasses, a proper diagnosis can help to solve problems quickly and efficiently. When this happens, it might be time to water the lawn, it could be a chemical imbalance but more often than not, there is a deeper issue.
Compaction and lawn thatch are prime cases for sickly lawns but these can’t be solved with a simple power rake. These occurrences might have different causes but the end game is the same: dried and strangled grass roots.
Compaction refers to soils that are so tightly pressed together that water and natural resources aren’t able to reach the roots. Thatch, on the other hand, impacts grass by strangling healthy plants from below. Even if grass appears sound, digging even an inch deeper into surfaces can reveal a tangled mess.
Proper Aeration Services
Lawn aeration is a technical way to penetrate the soil around your yard, making it possible to punch through barriers and improve conditions. The most common types of aeration services use either a spike aerator or deep core aerator.
Whether working by hand or using aeration machines, this process is a key part of proper lawn maintenance. Spike aerators use sharp points and pressure to break through tough barriers. A core or plug aerator works by removing small plugs of soil. Once the soil core is removed, nutrients and resources can snake down into the necessary areas.
Before offered aeration services begin, it is important to assess your property and the type of greenery surrounding it. For example, understanding whether you are dealing with cool season grasses or warm season grasses, addressing compacted soil and even inspecting grass seeds.
Lawn care doesn’t stop with weed control or mowing, but means doing the dirty work too. Trying to tackle aeration all on your own is time-consuming, muddy and inefficient. Because issues in soil aren’t visible from the surface, there is a lot of guesswork involved without the right training.
Each member of the Eenie Meenie Miny Mow! team is able to assess lawns, identify problem areas and treat them accordingly. Calling in a professional means that state of the art tools are brought right to your front door.