Fall Aeration

Football games, pumpkins on porches, fall mums, scarecrows, and fall leaves are all signs of fall. With the cooler weather beginning, and the summer fading away, it is time to consider aerating your lawn. Aeration is a simple way to help keep your yard beautiful and healthy in Georgia.

What is aeration?

Aeration removes small portions of soil and grass to allow for more air and water to reach the roots. As a result, the roots are able to grow stronger and a more vibrant lawn results.

How do I know if I need to aerate?

Compacted soil is a great reason to aerate. This is commonly seen in heavy traffic areas from children and pets. The soil can be so compacted that it is hard for soil and water to penetrate the area. This is also true in cases of recent construction where soil is compacted from the use of heavy machinery. Otherwise, it is a good rule of thumb to aerate your lawn every few years in order to help keep the air and water flowing and encourage strong roots.grass

Can I aerate myself?

Aeration is generally done with an aerating machine. These are available for rent at many home improvement stores. They can be quite heavy and there are often time restraints associated with renting these machines.

If you are not up to carrying out the task of aerating on your own, then leave it to the experts. With the help of Hutcheson Horticultural Company in Woodstock, you will not have to deal with the hassle of renting and transporting an aerator. Contact us today for a free quote and appointment for your fall aeration.