We live such a fast-paced life, it's easy to forget just how nice we have it here in Oklahoma City. From Bricktown water taxis to Deep Deuce eateries, from historical monuments to sports games, we have something to offer everyone in your family. Take a day to visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial or the National Cowboy and Western History Museum. Or spend the evening at a rousing Oklahoma City Thunder game at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Maybe baseball is your sport of choice? If you haven't attended an Oklahoma City Dodgers game at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark recently, then you're really missing out.
With so much to see and do, you may not feel like spending your whole weekend working on the yard. To get the results you want, however, requires a significant commitment from you. Do you see yourself leaning back on a lawn chair, enjoying a beverage in your beautiful backyard? To get the lawn and garden that you envision, you should consider aerating your lawn this year.
Be sure to use a generous amount of water on your lawn one day before aerating. The job will go more smoothly, and you'll get better results.
Why Aerate Your Lawn
Just as you need to take a moment and catch your breath, your grass does better with more fresh air, too. The benefit of aerating your lawn is that you'll quickly see a much denser and thicker turf. How long does it take? You'll see improvement within about 2 to 3 weeks after you aerate. Of course, once you've aerated your lawn, it's an ideal time to apply fertilizer and overseed to get optimal results.
Give Your Yard a Chance to Breathe
When you aerate the ground, you are breaking up the soil and breaking up the grass root system. Have you ever noticed a plant that needs to be repotted because it's rootbound? Your grass can be similar to that, as well. When you aerate, it loosens the dirt and creates small air pockets in the soil, letting more oxygen, nutrients, and water reach your grassroots. What will you see? You'll notice the grass grow a fuller root system, which leads to more vibrantly green colors and a thicker lawn.
Choose Spike or Core Aerating
You can choose either spike aeration or core, or plug, aeration. Many people choose spike aerating because of its ease and convenience. You can purchase or rent an aerator at your local home and garden center for a few hours. Using the aerator, you'll drill holes in the ground every couple inches. If it's been a while since you last aerated, you may want to take a couple passes over the ground for best results.
When you spike aerate, the holes created are about 1 to 2 inches deep. However, core aeration does drill a deeper hole, of approximately 2 to 3 inches in depth. Core, or plug, aerating requires that you use a soil corer. It's a garden tool that looks similar to a rounded garden spade that you use to dig soil plugs from the ground every few inches. You can leave the dirt plugs on the lawn, as they create a natural organic layer that helps to nourish the grass. If you prefer, you can also rake the soil plugs and compost them.
How to Tell if Your Lawn Needs Aeration
Do you have children or pets who play in your yard a lot? If so, then that's great. After all, that's why you work so hard to keep your lawns and gardens looking so attractive. However, heavy traffic does compact your soil more quickly, leading to a need to aerate more frequently.
Signs of Yard Distress
Do you notice pools of water that create puddles consistently in the same places in your yard? If you do, then that's a sign that your grass could benefit from aeration. Another indication is when you see patchiness or bald spots in your turf. Even if you don't feel like aerating your entire yard, you should mainly focus on the patches.
Aerating, fertilizing and seeding those balding areas will make your lawn look more attractive and keep your grass healthier. We recognize how much you care about your home and lawn, and we acknowledge that yard maintenance is a year-round commitment. Have you ever considered hiring some yard care technicians to help?
We are different from any lawn care company that you may have used before. We are a tech company with a mission of providing world-class lawn and garden care throughout the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. It's our mission to provide customized lawn care that takes care of all your specific home and garden maintenance needs.
We provide solutions for you. Need gutter cleaning? We do that for you, without a problem. What about trimming trees, shrubs, and bushes? We'll handle that, so you don't have to. We realize that many people don't feel comfortable climbing ladders or spending all day bending down to pull weeds. From weed control to lawn mowing and snow removal, we have the teams of experienced yard care professionals to help with all your yard and garden maintenance needs.
Servicing the OKC Metro
It's time for you to start spending less time working on your yard, and more time enjoying it. Servicing the Oklahoma City metro including Midwest City, Piedmont, Nichols Hills, Norman, and Edmond, we partner with the most experienced lawn care professionals to take care of all your yard and garden tasks, no matter how big or small.
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So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today, and get a friendly quote within minutes. We handle all of the hard work for you, so you're able to spend more time enjoying all the fun things on offer here in Oklahoma City and throughout the Sooner State. Try us, and you'll love your lawn.