Those of us lucky enough to call Las Vegas home know that there's more to the city than meets the eye. While tourists love to spend time on the Las Vegas Strip visiting our world-class hotels and casinos like MGM Grand, Caesars Palace, and the Stratosphere, we would rather spend the day golfing, shopping or enjoying Lake Mead.
Ways to Have Fun Around Las Vegas
Nobody loves tenpin bowling like we do. Want to try it? The competition at the tenpin tournaments held at Showboat Hotel can get pretty fierce. We rally behind our NHL team, the Golden Knights at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, in a way that's unmatched by any other hockey team's fan base.
Got a need for speed? If you haven't spent a day at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, then you're missing out. And the whole metro area cheers on the UNLV Rebels, all year round. In the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise metropolitan area, we don't do anything halfway. When we're in, we're all in.
We're Committed to Maintaining an Attractive Home and Yard
As serious as we are about having fun, we're just as serious about keeping our home, lawn, and garden looking their finest. Honestly, maintaining a beautiful lawn in the middle of the Mojave has its own unique challenges, but we don't mind a challenge. If you have a vision of a lush, densely thick and luxuriously green lawn, you should consider the benefits of aerating.
Basics of Aeration
What's aerating, exactly? When you aerate your yard, you drill small holes into the soil to create tiny air pockets. Aeration not only breaks up and loosens the earth, it also allows more oxygen, nutrients, and water to be absorbed by the surrounding soil. Be sure to remember that your grass is a plant, and like all plants, it can get rootbound, especially due to our soil content. Our arid environment has a lot of clay and sand in the soil, so you would find aerating your yard regularly to bring a significant benefit.
Gardening Tip for Aerating Your Lawn: Consider giving your yard a generous amount of water one day before you aerate, giving your ground 1 to 2 inches of moisture. The aerating will then be easier to perform and will yield better results.
Two Aeration Techniques
There are two primary techniques used in lawn aerating: spike and core aerating. Many people prefer spike aeration because it's less labor-intensive and still yields impressive results. You can purchase or rent an aerator for a few hours from your local home and garden center for a reasonable price. Keep in mind, however, that an aerator is a bulky and heavy piece of equipment, so you may want to consider bringing a truck and a group of friends with you to haul it. Of course, you can hire a team of lawn care professionals like us to take care of your lawn care needs. We're here to assist you and to answer any lawn and garden maintenance questions you may have.
Spike Aerating Your Lawn
When you spike aerate your turf, you will want to take a couple passes over your affected lawn areas, if it has been some time since your yard was last aerated. Spike aerating creates holes that are approximately 1 to 2 inches in depth below the ground surface. Within 2 to 3 weeks after you've aerated, you will begin to see the results of your hard work.
When your newly sprouting grass appears, you will notice that it's growing a much thicker and healthier root system. How will it look? The freshly rejuvenated grass will grow thicker and more luxuriously. The green color will be much more vibrant. What's even better? The grass after aeration will be better able to retain moisture and stay greener even as the temperatures climb sky-high, provided you water your lawn regularly.
Core Aerating Your Lawn
The second type of aeration technique is core, also called plug, aeration. This technique is more labor intensive, as it requires that you dig small holes in the dirt and actually pull the soil plug from the ground. Core aerating creates a slightly larger air pocket for your soil, so the benefits to your lawn are more significant. With core aeration, you'll be able to permeate the ground to a depth of about 2 to 3 inches. Once you've pulled the soil plug, you can let the plugs stay in your yard if you like. They create an organic compost with beneficial microbes that help to nourish your grass. They decompose quickly, in about 2 to 3 weeks. If it's your preference, of course, you can also rake the plugs from your lawn and dispose of them.
Follow with Fertilizing and Overseeding Your Turf
Once you've aerated your ground, that's an ideal time to apply a high-grade slow-release fertilizer. Be sure to choose a fertilizer that's environmentally friendly and nitrogen-based. Besides aerating and fertilizing, you can apply a layer of fresh grass seed to your yard. You'll love the results, and your new lawn will require less moisture to maintain. We realize that keeping up with the demands of your yard and garden can require vast amounts of time, energy and plenty of sweat. Have you considered bringing in a team of lawn care professionals to assist you?
High Tech Lawn and Garden Solutions
Maybe you've tried a lawn care company before, but we're not like any other company. We are a tech-based lawn care company committed to bringing you top-shelf lawn care solutions that are custom-created to fit your needs. We bring a new style of customer care to the industry. Our service area encompasses the entire Las-Vegas-Henderson-Paradise metro, including The Lakes, Summerlin North and South, Centennial Hills, and all of Clark County NV. We take the pain out of hiring lawn care professionals. We will connect you with experienced, lawn pros to take care of all your yard and garden care needs. From weed control to lawn mowing, and gutter cleaning to trimming trees, bushes, and shrubs, we are your one-stop shop for all lawn care challenges. The sooner you let us handle the yard work for you, the sooner you can stop working on your yard and start enjoying Las Vegas more. Try Lawn Love today.