Do you often take a look at your lawn and wish it was thicker, greener or less patchy? If so, you could be suffering from soil compaction and poor grass aeration. Luckily, these symptoms are easy to solve by making aerating your turf part of your regular lawn care routine. Lawn Pros offers deep core lawn aeration Colorado service for residential properties using the best lawn aeration equipment and techniques you can find. Let us be your lawn doctor.
Lawn aeration service is vital for all lawns and helps to increase the overall health of your lawn. The benefits of lawn aeration includes increased water retention, air penetration and the reduction of soil compaction. Lawn aeration also helps to remove the buildup of thatch which is dead organic matter. Thatch is thought to feed insects and also promotes weed growth.
Soil compaction often manifests itself by the pooling or puddling of water on the turfs surface or by runoff into the surrounding beds or paths. Compacted soil has had the air and moisture squeezed out from between the grains of the soil leaving fewer and smaller passages for the rain to soak into the turf. This water then collects on the surface and runs off into the surrounding garden, but leaves the grass with only a wet surface layer and very little seepage into the deeper soil where the roots can access it an nourish the grass.
This puddling and runoff from compacted soil can lead to shallow root structures and rapid drying and dehydration. The suction effect of the evaporating water between the grains of the soil also compacts it further compounding the effect for the next rainfall or watering. You can identify poor drainage by comparing your lawn to others in the area. If yours seems to be thinner, less green and dries out more quickly you may well have an issue with water retention in the soil that can be solved by lawn aeration.
Lawn aeration in Colorado should be completed at least two to three times per year to achieve the best results. We recommend early spring lawn aeration and fall. Lawn aeration may also be performed in the early summer months for greater water penetration resulting in a thicker and healthier lawn before the heat.
Q: Do I need to mark all my sprinkler heads and how do I mark them?
A: Our machines will not get within 6” of the perimeter of your yard, so sprinkler heads on the edges “usually” do not need to be flagged, just heads in the middle of the yard. We keep plenty of sprinkler parts on hand so we will immediately replace any sprinkler head that we damage that has been clearly marked, but will not be responsible for sprinkler heads that are not clearly marked. If you do not have flags then you can use yard toys, rocks, sticks or anything that is visible and will attract the attention of the crew, or point them out to us when we arrive to do the lawn aeration.
Q: Do I need to be home for the lawn aerator?
A: No, no one needs to be home when we’re doing the aeration as long as all gates are unlocked so we can access the back yard and also please be sure that all pets are kept indoors. Please call with any special instructions or leave a note where visible.
Q: I’m not sure of my lawn size, what happens if it’s more than 5000sq. ft.?
A: If your lawn is more than 5000 sq. ft. we will immediately try to contact you. We charge $10.00 for each additional 1000 sq. ft of lawn so you can make the decision to proceed or not. If we can’t get a hold of you the aeration will not be done but will be rescheduled ASAP if you wish.
Q: If I am not there then how can I pay you?
A: You can leave a check or cash for us under the front door mat, screen door, or wherever you feel comfortable. Just let us know where so we can access it discretely and quickly or you can pay over the phone with any major credit or debit card after the service is completed. You can also pay online. Just go to lawnpros.biz and click on payments.
Why Lawn Pros? We continue to strive to be the best we can be. We invest in our people and equipment. We don’t look for shortcuts. We will spend as much time as you desire explaining the issue, showing it to you, and explaining your options. We do not send salespeople to meet with you. Rather, our team is made up of knowledgeable technicians trained to advise and consult.