Aeration and Power Raking
When lawns get a lot of foot traffic the soil is compressed which can make it difficult for water and air to get down to the roots. This can end up killing your grass quickly, as water and air are vital to your lawn. Aeration helps by cutting small plugs out of your lawn. This frees up space for your soil to decompress, allowing water and nutrients to get back down into the soil. Aeration can provide much needed relief for your lawn, without disturbing your grass.
If your lawn does not get raked frequently thatch can build up. Thatch is the accumulation of dead stems and roots just under the surface of your lawn. Thatch can be extremely damaging to your lawn, and if it gets thicker than half an inch your grass will start growing in the thatch and not the soil. If it gets to this extreme, power raking will be your best option. Power raking removes the thatch in a quick and efficient manner. If you aren’t sure how bad your thatch is give us a call and we will come out and look.