Aeration for Commercial Properties
You’re making decisions about lawn maintenance plans for your commercial property. Should you consider aeration as a component of that plan? The short answer is a definite “yes.”
The process includes taking out small plugs in the ground. This results in loosening the soil and allows nutrients and moisture to get into the ground and to the roots.
The plugs that are pulled from the soil break down in about a week or two and disappear into the soil. After 7 to 10 days you can notice the holes will have actively growing roots which are white. This is evidence that the grass is getting oxygen, nutrients, and moisture.
Aeration improves the health of your lawn!
Aeration has absolute benefits. When making the argument to include aeration the following benefits can be noted:
In addition, aeration is the best approach to thatch control. Thatch is the layer between the grass blades and soil/root zone and is composed of living and dead stems. While a thin layer of thatch is good, thatch that is over ½ an inch can interfere with air, light and water getting to the roots.
- Stronger grass roots
- Decrease in water runoff
- Increased tolerance to heat and drought
- Better air exchange between soil and atmosphere
- Reduced soil compaction
- Enhanced fertilizer uptake and use
Make aeration a part of your entire lawn maintenance plan
The amount of times aeration should be done throughout the year varies according to the type of commercial facility you have. Our team at Tallahassee Lawn & Landscapes is pleased to offer free consultations to help determine not only how often aeration should occur, but also to tailor an entire lawn service and maintenance program to meet your needs. We look forward to talking with you. Call us today at (850) 508-7951.