Lake Norman’s Experts in Aeration

GrassRoots Turf of Lake Norman is here to make lawn care simple! Our Lake Norman team is made up of locals that fully understand our climate, soil, and turf and what it takes to make them thrive. With decades of experience, we have the resources to make lawns in Lake Norman, Catawba, Cornelius, Mooresville, Davidson, Denver, and the surrounding area grow to their potential. Our highly researched core aeration methods use the latest technology and scientific advancements to balance your soil’s pH levels and promote beautiful, healthy lawns.

Aeration is a crucial part of a healthy, vibrant lawn. Just like all living organisms, the grass in your yard needs water, oxygen, and food to grow. Over time, your lawn can become compacted, which means water, fertilizer, and oxygen are not able to flow properly to the roots of your grass. Core aeration is especially necessary in areas like Lake Norman where the soil is dense with clay. Are you considering aeration for your lawn? Here are a few of the most common questions we receive on traditional, core aeration.

Why Is Aeration Important for My Lawn?

Over time, your Lake Norman lawn can become compacted from various things like pets, vehicles, sport activities, mowing, and just natural settling. When the soil is compacted, water, fertilizer, and oxygen are unable to reach your turf’s roots. At GrassRoots Turf, we use a core aerator that carefully removes small cores of your soil, which allows your turf’s roots to get the nutrients that they need. Other aerators use spikes to penetrate the soil, but this can actually cause more harm than good because it compacts the soil even more. We use high-tech core aerators to provide precise aeration that will allow your lawn to grow stronger, healthier, and more vibrant. Not only that, but with regular aeration, your turf can stand up better to foot traffic, heat, and drought.

When Is the Best Time to Aerate?

Aeration works best during seasons of high root growth. It is also important to avoid aeration during times of drought or extreme heat. At GrassRoots Turf, our highly educated lawn care specialists can help you determine what type of grass is around your home and when the best time to aerate would be. For a confirmed timeline, we recommend having one of our Lake Norman lawn care technicians take a look first, but here are a few guidelines that may help.

Warm season turf, including varieties like Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede, and St. Augustine, does best when aerated in early spring, typically between April and June.

Cool season turf, such as fescue, should be aerated in early fall, ideally in September or October.

When Can I Expect to See Results?

After aeration, our skilled lawn technicians will typically perform a service known as overseeding. Overseeding is where grass seed is planted over the existing lawn to provide thicker, more vibrant turf. At GrassRoots Turf, we only use the best blends of seed, and we use 50% more seed than other lawn care companies in the Lake Norman area.

After the aeration and overseeding treatment, many homeowners see immediate results in a week, and long-term results over a period of 4 to 8 weeks. Depending on the weather and humidity levels, and watering strategy you may notice results at a different rate. As always, our highly trained team members are here if you have questions or concerns after your aeration and overseeding treatment.

After the aeration and overseeding treatment, it is important to provide specialized care for your lawn. Thoroughly watering the lawn for at least two weeks after the treatment ensures that the new seeds have the moisture they need to germinate. At GrassRoots Turf, we offer many different lawn care plans that can help you maintain your turf after an aeration and overseeding treatment. Our plans are affordable and hassle free. Call our team today to find out more!

What Type of Aeration Is Best for My Lawn?

At GrassRoots Turf, we offer the two main types of aeration; core aeration and liquid aeration. Both methods are highly effective, but they work differently. With the help of our experienced lawn care specialists, you can choose the best type of aeration for your property.

Liquid Aeration: The active ingredients used in liquid aeration creates channels in the soil that allow essential nutrients to make their way to the roots of your grass. If you have decided to use liquid aeration for your lawn, you may be tempted to try and do it yourself. However, industry experts recommend that you trust a seasoned lawn care company to handle this. Our Lake Norman team is highly trained in the proper mix rates, application methods , our perfected custom mix and safety procedures when applying liquid aeration products. Liquid aeration typically has slower results, but they can often last longer. However, liquid aeration can be less effective in denser or clay soils. Liquid aeration is also a great option for homes that have hazards in the yard, such as invisible dog fences or fiber optic lines that are buried very shallow. Liquid aeration is non-invasive and allows every inch of your lawn to reach its growing potential.

Core Aeration: Core aeration is done by manually removing small cores from the lawn to allow nutrients to reach the roots of your turf. Core aeration provides beautiful results quickly and is a great option for soils that are denser or packed with clay. At GrassRoots Turf, we provide premier core aeration services that save you time and hassle. With professional lawn care services, you don’t have to store a large aeration machine to only use it twice a year. Our highly trained lawn care technicians are available to provide core aeration and overseeding treatments at a time that is best for your yard.


Are You Ready to Learn More About Our Customizable Aeration Treatments?

At GrassRoots Turf, we understand that every yard is different. That’s why we work with you to find the right aeration solution for your lawn. We take the time to evaluate your type of turf, weather conditions, and soil conditions to find the best option.

Our friendly customer service team is waiting to answer any of your questions and provide you with a no-obligation quote. We can’t wait to make your lawn look better than ever!

Interested in learning more about our aeration treatments?

Give us a call today! Our friendly customer care team will be happy to answer any questions you might have, then get you started with a quote. We can’t wait to make your lawn look its best!