Liquid Aeration for a Healthy Green Lawn
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At GrassRoots Turf of Charlotte, we are committed to providing property owners with knowledgeable lawn care services. Our team members are local to the Charlotte area and highly trained in the climate and growing needs in our area. We provide affordable and hassle-free lawn care services to homes and businesses throughout Charlotte, Ballantyne, Waxhaw, Indian Trail, Matthews, Monroe, Pineville, Fort Mill, Indian Land, Rock Hill, Lancaster, Clover and the surrounding areas. As a full-service lawn care company, we offer aeration solutions that are designed to keep your lawn looking beautiful all year long. We use innovative methods combined with the industry’s best products to improve your soil’s health and promote a beautiful lawn.
As a homeowner, you do everything you can to make sure your lawn looks great. You water frequently and fertilize often, but without aeration, your lawn can still look dry and patchy. Aeration is an essential step that many homeowners often overlook when caring for their lawn. Many different factors can compact your lawn, which causes water, fertilizer, and oxygen restriction to the roots of your grass. Due to the heavy clay soil in the Carolinas, the need for aeration services annually is crucial. Are you wondering about aeration for your home? Here are a few of our most commonly asked questions.
What makes liquid aeration better than traditional aeration?
Traditionally, lawns have been mechanically aerated, which doesn’t penetrate as deeply into the soil or allow nutrients to reach the entire lawn. It’s also not particularly good at balancing your soil’s pH, which is essential to its health. Liquid aeration decreases soil compaction as well as or better than mechanical aeration, but it does so without physically disrupting the lawn. Because it’s applied as a liquid, it reaches the roots without traumatizing the grass or soil. It also provides much better coverage, reaching all parts of the lawn, and is more effective at balancing your soil’s pH.
Why should I aerate my lawn?
Soil compaction can be caused by many different factors, including pets, vehicles, sport activities, mowing, and playing. When compacted, the essential nutrients that your grass needs to grow, such as water, fertilizer, and oxygen, cannot easily reach the roots. At GrassRoots Turf, we use a core aerator to remove small cores, allowing your soil to expand, and the plant’s roots to easily soak up the necessary nutrients. Other lawn care companies in the Charlotte and Fort Mill areas may use spikes to penetrate the soil, but this is not as effective because it simply compacts the soil even more. Our highly trained lawn care specialists use industry-leading core aerators to precisely aerate your soil, leaving you with a stronger and healthier lawn. Consistent aeration treatments can also help your turf resist elements like foot traffic, extreme temperatures, and drought.
What time of year is best for liquid aeration?
Studies show that aeration is most effective during seasons of high root growth and least effective during seasons of high temperatures or drought. Our GrassRoots Turf team is highly educated in the varieties of turf that we see in our area and able to help you determine when it’s the best time to aerate. Every lawn throughout the Carolinas is unique, which is why we recommend having a lawn care specialist evaluate first, but here are a few guidelines to get you started.
- Warm season turf – including Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede, and St. Augustine – should be aerated between April and June.
- Cool season turf, such as fescue, should be aerated in September and October.
How quickly will my liquid aeration treatment work?
In most cases, it takes about 24 hours for the liquid aeration to begin working. Depending on the climate and humidity at the time of your service, it may take up to four days for you to notice any results. For best results, you’ll want to thoroughly water your lawn for two weeks after.
Once your lawn has been properly aerated, our technicians provide an overseeding service (cool season turf only). Overseeding is a process where grass seed is planted over the existing lawn to create a thicker, healthier turf. At GrassRoots Turf, we are proud to say that we only use the highest quality seed blends, and we use 50% more seeds than our competition in the Charlotte and Fort Mill areas.
After aeration and overseeding is done, homeowners may see results as soon as two weeks, and long-term results within 4 to 8 weeks, depending on your soil and the weather conditions. Our team is dedicated to providing you with unbeatable customer service, so if you have questions or concerns about your aeration and overseeding treatment, please don’t hesitate to ask!
For optimal results, it is important to have professional lawn care after an aeration and overseeding treatment. We also recommend thoroughly watering your lawn daily for two to three weeks to ensure that the new seeds have the conditions they need to thrive. GrassRoots Turf of Charlotte offers many customizable lawn care programs that will help you maintain your lawn after an aeration and overseeding treatment. You can count on our team to provide top-notch, hassle-free lawn care services where you truly feel like you get your money’s worth
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!