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Is Lawn Aeration Really Necessary?

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Even though the Summer heat seems to have a vise grip on Central Indiana, Fall really is right around the corner. That means you’ve got a whole list of things to do with your outdoor living areas and your lawn. Clearly, you’ve got to prioritize the tasks, and far too often, aerating your lawn tends to fall toward the bottom of that list. There are a few reasons for that. Some people think it’s too much work, takes up too much time and money, or worst of all, that it doesn’t matter. In reality, none of those have to be true—and the last one certainly isn’t true.

Why is Aerating My Lawn Important?

No matter what shape your yard is in now, Fall aeration will benefit your lawn. Harsh Winters around here cause the soil to get compacted. This stunts root growth and keeps nutrients from getting down into the soil. Aerating your lawn loosens up the soil, allowing the turf to breathe and obtain access to what it needs: water, fertilizer and seed. It also provides more room for the roots to grow deeper and stronger. The process of aerating your lawn loosens the soil compaction by poking holes in it and then pulling the plugs or cores out. This opens up the soil and allows the plugs or cores to loosely dissolve back into the ground with rain or watering.

This results in a healthier lawn that stands up better to activity including healthier roots, increased curb appeal, and increased property value. In addition to Fall aeration, many homeowners also aerate their lawns in the Spring to relieve stress and compaction.

Does Aeration Really Make A Difference?

You’re going to see a healthier lawn this year when you aerate, but the impact of aeration goes beyond next Spring. With deeper, healthier roots and more room for airflow and water absorption, the lawn will develop a better foundation for years to come.

Beyond the grass, the soil itself becomes healthier because it has better access to nutrients. The turf can also better handle the stress of heat and cold with thicker, deeper roots.

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Warweg & Company, Inc. was founded in 1990 by Chad Warweg after his graduation from Franklin College. Since that time, we have developed a reputation for providing outstanding customer service and top quality professional installation. Whether you are looking to install a new irrigation system or have an existing system serviced, you can feel confident you will be treated with respect and integrity during the process.

We proudly serve the entire Indianapolis Metropolitan area including Franklin, Greenwood, Whiteland, Columbus, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield, Avon, Brownsburg, Plainfield, Danville, Greenfield, New Palestine, Mooresville, and many

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