The Advantages of Aeration for Your Lawn

One of the most effective ways to get a healthy, green lawn is to aerate it thoroughly in the Fall. The point of aeration is to make sure the roots of the grass are getting enough nutrients, water and air, and to do it, we use professional equipment to plug rows and rows of small holes into the soil. Basically, aeration improves the ventilation and moisture retention of the soil in your lawn, and is an integral part of getting the beautiful, healthy grass you want.

How Aeration Helps Your Grass

Grass that doesn’t get enough water, nutrients or air isn’t healthy and won’t look as lush as you’d like. If your grass doesn’t look its best, you can likely fix this problem through aeration, which reduces the soil compaction from which many lawns suffer. Why is compaction bad? When the soil is compacted, the roots won’t have access to what they need in order to thrive. Aeration can solve this problem by removing compacted soil plugs. The benefits include:

  • Stronger roots
  • Faster grass growth
  • More resistance to drought and heat
  • Less water runoff on your lawn

How to Determine If Your Lawn Needs Aeration

Most lawns can benefit from an annual aeration, but your grass might benefit from being aerated more often, such as twice a year, if it gets a lot of use. For example, if your pets or children play on it a lot, the soil may be compacted enough to warrant regular aeration. In addition, if your grass seems dried out, spongy or just isn’t growing as fast it once did, aeration might be in order.

When you combine aeration with other landscaping services, such as over-seeding, you should see a big difference in the look and feel of your grass. We offer these and other services to help you get the grass you want at your Kansas City home. We’re here to help, so just give us a call to get started!


Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

We do not require a contract for any of our services. You are welcome to change or adjust your services any time during the season to fit your lawn's needs.

Yes, Benjamin Lawn & Landscape is Licensed, bonded, and insured.

Yes, our fertilizer and weed control applications are very safe for children and pets, but please note: the products we use must be watered in for 10-15 minutes and then allowed to dry thoroughly (at least 2 hours) BEFORE allowing pets or kiddos onto the yard. And if you have a pup that tends to eat grass, do NOT leave them unattended in treated lawns for two days after the application.

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