What Causes Compacted Soil?
North Carolina, particularly in the Piedmont and the areas surrounding Raleigh, is notorious for its red clay. But there are many reasons your lawn becomes compacted and needs aeration. Here are a few:
- Clay soil
- Driving riding lawn-mowers across your lawn
- Parking vehicles in your yard
- Lots of foot traffic across your grass
- Years of Autumn leaves layering on top of the soil
Try driving a pitchfork or shovel into your yard. Does it go in easily? If not, it’s probably time to bring in some aeration experts. If you can’t shovel your soil, odds are high that water and air aren’t able to get through that soil either — and your lawn will suffer because of it.
Benefits Of Lawn Aeration
If you’re looking for a thick blanket of green grass, aeration must be part of your landscaping strategy. There are several benefits to aerating your lawn.
- Loosens the soil so water and nutrients can reach the roots of your grass
- Let your roots “breathe”
- Stop wasting money on fertilizer that can’t penetrate your soil; aerate, then fertilize.
- If you have more questions about aeration, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions about lawn aeration. Learn everything you need to know here!
The Grass Is Always Greener On Your Side Of The Fence
At North Carolina Turf Care, our certified team of landscaping professionals provide lawn aeration services for the Raleigh area. We have high-tech landscaping tools to get the job done quickly and easily. We make sure your lawn is picture-perfect!