Arlington aeration services
Are you stressed about the condition of your lawn? Lawn care and maintenance often consume a tremendous amount of time for Arlington residents. While some residents can achieve the beautiful look of a full, healthy lawn, others do not. It may seem as though you have taken every reasonable step to encourage your lawn to thrive without avail. When you have devoted many long hours of your limited time away from work to your yard, this can be a stressful, frustrating outcome.
While you may assume that you are taking all of the same lawn care steps that your neighbors who have gorgeous yards are taking, you may be overlooking one critical step. This step is aeration. Arlington soil conditions are such that compaction is common and problematic. Most soil is hard when it is dry, but compacted soil may be dense when it is reasonably moist as well. For grass to thrive, the soil must be loose enough for grass roots to dig deeper into the ground. Loose soil is also needed for your grass's roots to obtain an adequate supply of air, nutrients, and water.
Arlington's humid subtropical climate conditions and its location close to the coast are responsible for an average of more than 114 days with measurable rainfall and snowfall each year. This should be adequate water for common grass species. Species that grow well in local soil and climate conditions include fescues, ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass. This same moisture that should provide ample hydration for optimal grass health can, unfortunately, result in substantial compaction of the soil in your yard. The impact of pounding rains, as well as the weight of accumulated ice and snow, can have detrimental consequences on soil conditions. Walking on the lawn as well as general and natural environmental conditions can lead to further compaction.
While it may seem that you are following the same lawn care regimen that your neighbors are, you could be overlooking the critical process of aeration. Perhaps you have been aerating your lawn annually as recommended, but you are not using the right equipment or methods. Both of these can have similarly negative results for the condition of grass in Arlington.
Aeration is a process that effectively loosens soil that has been compacted over time. It results in soil that has necessary spaces that enable fertilizer, nutrients, air, and water to reach grass roots. It also encourages grass roots to reach a healthier depth. Aeration equipment is available in two primary formats. One of the more common types of aeration equipment that Arlington residents use is a puncture style of hardware. You run the equipment over the lawn, or you work your way across the lawn using a fork-like device to poke holes in the ground. This equipment pushes holes that are a few inches deep into the ground. Another common type of aeration equipment works in the same way, but it pulls soil out as it leaves holes in the ground.
The first type of aeration equipment essentially increases compaction around each hole, and the second type of equipment decreases compaction. Therefore, the second type of equipment is preferable if you want to enjoy superior results from your efforts. This type of equipment, however, is much more expensive to purchase.
You cannot take chances with the care of your lawn, and you also do not want to spend your valuable and limited hours away from work completing a lawn care project that will not give you the incredible results that you desire. These are the hours that may be better spent in the company of the people who matter most to you and enjoy the many exciting opportunities that your hometown offers. For example, you could invite a few friends or family members to play outdoors with you at the Rocky Run Park, the Lyon Village Park, Potomac Overlook Park, Gateway Park, and others. Depending on the season, you may want to check out a home game for one of the many popular sports teams in the area. These include the Redskins football team as well as the Virginia Cyclones, the Richmond Elite, the Washington Capitals, and others.
It may seem like Arlington's most beautiful days are the days when you are stuck at work. On those rare days when you have time off, and the weather is charming, you may want to enjoy the excitement and culture of events like the Virginia Peanut Festival, the Front Royal Brew n Blues Festival and several others. These are also the right times to appreciate the area's incredible history and culture by touring world-class attractions. These are located in Arlington as well as right across the Potomac River. Some are the Smithsonian museums, the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater, the Kennedy Center, Ford's Theater, the Sidney Harman Hall, the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Capital One Area, the National Mall, the Lincoln Theater and several other incredible destinations.
When your yard needs to be aerated, you may see water puddling on the ground instead of being absorbed by the soil when you water the grass or when it rains. In addition, you may discover that your lawn is generally unhealthy and is patchy in areas. Because of local conditions, Arlington-area yards require aeration approximately once each year. This process should be completed at a time when a freeze is not expected within the next four weeks.
Aeration seems relatively simple at first glance, but you can see that this is not a project that you want to work on yourself. This is an essential step in healthy grass maintenance, but it takes up too much of your time and energy. There is also the likelihood that you will not complete the work as needed for superior lawn health. Lawn Love offers Arlington aeration services, and we are ready to assist you with your needs today. Book aeration service for your Arlington yard today, and we will quickly get someone out to your home to complete the work to your satisfaction.