Aeration & Dethatching

aerationWhat Is Aeration?

Aeration is crucial in loosening compacted soil, a common issue that can prevent water and nutrients from reaching the roots of your lawn. This process involves creating holes a few inches deep into the soil using a specialized aerator.

Compacted soil can occur due to various factors, and aeration might be necessary if you notice:

  • Regular use of cars or heavy equipment on the grass.
  • High foot traffic.
  • Waterlogging from consistent heavy rains and flooding.

What Is Dethatching?

Dethatching effectively removes thatch – a layer of dead grass and other organic materials – from your lawn’s surface. By using tools like verticutters or dethatching rakes, this process loosens the vegetation, allowing it to be easily removed.

Thatch buildup can happen from infrequent mowing, shallow watering, or excessive use of fertilizer.


When to Consider Dethatching and Lawn Aeration Services

The best time for aerating your lawn is during its peak growing season. For cold-season grasses, target early spring or fall. For warm-season grasses, late spring to early summer is ideal.

Dethatching is most effective in late winter, preparing the ground for new growth. While thatch can protect the grass in winter, it’s essential to remove it before spring growth. If you plan to aerate, dethatch your lawn first.

Both dethatching and aeration are key to cultivating a lush, healthy lawn, enhancing the beauty of your property.

Contact Woodfellas for Expert Lawn Care in the Mankato Area

If you’re facing issues like bare patches, brown or yellowing grass, or other lawn problems, Woodfellas is here to help. We can advise on whether aeration or dethatching is needed for your lawn.

Woodfellas offers comprehensive aeration and dethatching services for both business and residential clients in the Mankato area. Our commitment to excellent property maintenance provides you peace of mind and saves valuable time. Equipped with state-of-the-art tools and expertise, we ensure your property looks its best. Contact Woodfellas today for more information or to receive a free quote.

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