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Aerate Your Lawn This Fall

fall lawn maintenance, aeration

Lawn grasses fall into two different categories: warm-season and cool-season.

Before you head inside to escape the dropping temperatures and forget all about your landscaping, give your lawn a treat: a professional aeration! If your lawn is a cool-season lawn, then the fall is the perfect time to aerate!

Aerate Your Lawn – It Will Thank You!

Lawn grasses fall into two different categories: warm-season and cool-season. Cool-season turf’s growth season begins in the early fall and grows best during the lower temperatures of fall. Cool-season turf types include creeping bentgrass, fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, rough bluegrass, and ryegrass. Depending on the type of soil in your yard, you may have to aerate more or less often. Clay soil is easily compacted and should be aerated at least once a year, and if your lawn is frequently driven on or used for parking cars, you should definitely be aerating annually.

Once you’ve decided to aerate, make sure you time it right! Aerate just prior to fertilizing or reseeding your lawn, as aeration creates more opportunities for nutrients and seed to penetrate soil. Make sure to aerate only after you’ve treated for weeds, as the process of aerating can spread weed seeds or portions of weedy roots. And don’t plan on aerating if your lawn is too wet or too dry – soil that’s too wet will clog the tines of the aerator, and you’ll stress the lawn if you allow heat to dry out the soil.

Professional aeration may also include dethatching, which helps to remove the excess bits and pieces of dead grass and organic materials which can build up on top of the soil. Thatch can build a barrier, keeping moisture and air from going where your grass needs it most. Both aeration and dethatching use special tools to correct problems with your lawn – a professional will know exactly what is needed!

Interested in hiring a professional landscaping service?

Contact the Atlantic Maintenance Group. The Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full-service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design, and construction, as well as snow removal, asphalt, and concrete services.

We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.

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