Lawn Aeration in Elkhorn
Welcome to EcoScapes lawn aeration and overseeding, serving residential and commercial clients throughout Elkhorn, NE.
Aeration is important to maintaining a healthy lawn. Next to fertilizing your turf on a regular basis, aeration is the most beneficial thing you can do to improve the overall health of your lawn. For many homeowners, aerating their lawns to relieve soil compaction and enhance grass growth is a regular annual task. Almost every lawn in Nebraska can benefit from aeration when it’s timed well and done properly.
Heavy clay soils such as found in Nebraska, become very compacted over time. Clay soil particles are small and tightly packed with little space for water, air, and root movement. We’ve all felt this kind of “hard” soil underfoot, and turf grass has a tough time growing deep roots when it has to fight so hard for room to grow. Core aeration services allow the soil to “relax”, or expand, which means roots can penetrate deeper and further. Over time, this results in soil that is softer and more open. Lawn aeration or core aeration, is one of the best things you can do to improve and grow your lawn.
Grass roots need a combination of air, water, and nutrients to grow thick, deep and strong. When soil becomes compacted, even slightly, it restricts the flow of the essentials that support thicker, healthier turf growth. A layer of compacted soil just 1/4 to 1/2 inches thick can make a significant difference in the health and beauty of your lawn. Aeration creates holes down into the soil to alleviate compaction so air, water and nutrients can reach grass roots.
Aerating your lawn provides many benefits including:
- Releases gases from the soil and letting oxygen in.
- Increases the amount of water absorbed by the soil.
- Stimulates new root growth.
- Helps control harmful thatch buildup.
- Allows nutrients to be absorbed faster and directly at the root.
- Relieves soil compaction caused by traffic and equipment.
- Reduces water runoff on slopes and hills.