Signs your Denver lawn is in need of aeration

We all want a lush and vibrant green lawn, especially now that spring has finally arrived. However, while you are tackling your landscaping to-do list, you may find your yard is not as healthy as it previously was. If that is the case, it may be time to consider having your Denver lawn aerated. With lawn aeration, compacted soil and thatch are broken up, allowing turf grass to take in all the air, water, and nutrients it needs. If you have been considering this rejuvenating service, take a look at our list of a few common signs your lawn is in need of aeration!

Thatch build-up

Thatch, or a layer of living and dead debris, is a normal component of most turfgrass. However, when allowed to build up, thatch can cause a multitude of issues like pests and lawn disease. Typically developing below the top layer of vegetation and the grass roots, thatch becomes a problem when it is greater than a half an inch in thickness. If you are unsure about the amount of thatch accumulating on your lawn, examine it closely. If soil is not visible and you are unable to shove a finger through the thatch layer, it may be time for aeration or dethatching. Lawn aeration can help decompose this material faster and keep grass healthy.

Trouble with water absorption

Although this can be difficult to spot, improper water absorption can be a sign of soil compaction. Soil compaction is when soil particles are pushed too closely together, resulting is dense soil that has trouble with filtration and getting nutrients to grass roots. Keep an eye out for frequent puddles and standing water, as this can be a sign of compaction. You can also check how your lawn handles saturation after a rain or watering. If the wet soil dries out quickly this could mean your yard is suffering from poor absorption due to soil compaction. If you suspect your lawn is experiencing poor absorption due to soil compaction, lawn aeration can help by loosening the densely packed soil.

Thinning and discoloration

Thin and discolored grass can be another sign of soil compaction. If you begin noticing bald or thinning patches in your yard, this could be due to the grass roots not receiving enough water or nutrients. If that is the case, it can result in areas of dead or dying grass. Yellow and brown patches can also be a warning sign of compaction. If your yard is suffering from one or both of these issues, lawn aeration and seeding can help solve the problem by loosening the soil and allowing it to get the proper amount of nutrients.

Have questions about lawn aeration or any other our other Denver lawn services? Contact the Growing Green experts today for a free quote! Our team is always available to help you with lawn aeration, landscaping projects and techniques, dethatching, tree and shrub maintenance, organic weed control services, and more. Give us a call and set up your first appointment, today!
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