A picture is worth 1000 words. This lawn in Canning Vale was struggling for health only 9 weeks later it is thriving. The difference has a lot to do with aeration. In this article I am going to share with you the basics of why aeration is import and how you can get these results in your lawns,
Aeration and Fertilisation in Canning Vale
It’s all about access.
Here is the simple truth about lawn care. I doesn’t matter how much water or fertiliser is put on to your lawn. What matters is how much of that water and fertiliser actually makes it down to the root layer where it is needed.
Here is a common story happening all over Perth. People are putting fertiliser and water (literally tones of it) on their lawns every year, only to have vast amounts of it never get to the root zone where it is needed.
Compaction is the problem
Over time the soil underneath your lawn will become more and more compacted. This is especially true of heavily used lawns, like school ovals or front lawns that cars park on. As the soil becomes more and more compacted it becomes more difficult for water and nutrients to penetrate the soil and get down to the root system where it is needed.
A significant amount of water and fertiliser can end up washing away or evaporating before it has ever had any positive effect on your lawn.
Aeration relieves compaction in the lawn allowing water, air and nutrients to get down to the root layer.
Aeration is not the star of the show
If the only improvement service you give your lawn this year is a quality core aeration service you will see benefits. This will mainly come from the additional water getting down to the root zone.
However, if you combine this with regular fertilisation and wetting agents the results you will see will be exponentially better.
Aeration and Fertilisation in Baldivis
This lawn in Baldivis was doing okay, but it wasn’t thriving. Coming out of winter it had lost some colour and needed some TLC. We gave this lawn a core aeration service with an application of complete lawn fertiliser and high quality granule wetting agent.
If you would like aeration at your house the best way to go about it is to get a cam driven corer. These machines give deep, clean holes. You can do it yourself, you will need to hire a machine to get the best results.
All of our aeration jobs are completed with the highest quality machine available. In addition you may find that for smaller lawn getting us in may even be cheaper than hiring a machine.
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