A Cut Above Landscape offers Aeration services to residents of Thornton, Erie, Broomfield, Brighton, Commerce City, Westminster, Colorado.
A healthy root system is a must for an attractive lawn. Oxygen in the soil is vital for healthy roots. Root growth is inhibited by clay and compacted soils because of a restricted oxygen supply. Aerating improves rooting and problem soils by allowing air into the soil. An aerator does this job mechanically without destroying the turf.
■ Healthy roots are necessary for healthy lawns.Lawn problems improved by aerating include thatch, poor drainage, heavy traffic, walking, playing and compaction caused by heavy equipment.
■ Roots make up 90 percent of the grass plant.
■ Roots take in oxygen and give off carbon dioxide.
■ Restricted air movement into the soil reduces health and vigour of the turf.
■ Aerating equipment mechanically improves the movement of atmospheric air into the soil and carbon dioxide out of the soil.
Some benefits of aeration are listed below:
■ Loosens compacted soil
■ Breaks-up and/or removes thatch
■ Improves water infiltration
■ Improves nutrient infiltration
■ Increases oxygen supply to roots
■ Releases carbon dioxide
■ Encourages new, deeper root growth