The Fall season coming up is a critical time of year for your lawn … especially in our area.
Native plants such as ours, like Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass are cool season grasses — meaning they grow best in the spring and the fall.
With fall around the corner,
now is actually the perfect time to prepare for the fall’s high growth season.
Aeration is a way we prepare lawns for the fall. It involves perforating the soil which creates small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass.
Aerating the lawn let’s the roots grow deeper and your grass becomes stronger.
This time of year has been especially nice … it really is the perfect time to aerate.
D’Agosto Landscaping will begin aerating lawns this week and next week,
preparing lawns to let the grass grow.
– Make sure you are using a Plug Aerator which actually removes a plug or core of grass and soil from your lawn.
You do not have to clean up the plugs after you aerate. Let the plugs dry and break down, (use a lawn mower or rake) to let the nutrients back into the soil.
– Make sure the soil is moist enough for aeration. Wait for the day after a rain shower, or water your lawn the day before.
– Continue basic lawn care practices after aeration such as fertilizing, mowing and watering.
Aeration is extremely beneficial to your lawn care regime. If you need help preparing your lawn this year, or have any questions — call our office so we can talk about your lawn before the fall.