Do I need to Aerate my Kearney Lawn?
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Do I Need to Aerate in the Fall?
Why should I aerate my Kearney lawn? Everyone wants to maintain a beautiful lawn, right? In order to do that basic lawn care steps such as properly mowing, watering, and fertilizing are necessary. However, all of this will not achieve the beautiful lawn of your dreams if the nutrients can’t reach the soil beneath the grass. This is where aeration comes in. Literally, aeration penetrates the soil with small holes to allow water, air, and nutrients to feed the roots. The fall provides a great time to aerate. Now is the time to contact R&S Lawn and Sprinkler to schedule your fall aeration.
What grass seed should i use?
Grasses fall into two distinct categories: warm-season and cool-season grasses. In the late summer/fall, it’s time to aerate your cool-season turf. Cool-season grasses, such as Kentucky bluegrass, Fescue, or Ryegrass emerge from their summer sleep or dormancy at the beginning of the fall. They will grow enthusiastically as their competition, the weeds, die off. These grasses will grow strong and hardy if aeration is done at the right time.
When should I Schedule this?
So, when should I aerate my Kearney lawn? Ideally, you want to time aeration four weeks before the first frost. This gives the turf plenty of time to recover from the stress of aeration. With the clay based soils of Clay County, Missouri, you want to make sure to aerate at least once a year. What else do you need to consider when planning for your yard’s health? The process of aeration opens up the ground and makes it a great time to do other necessary fall maintenance. Get a quote to have the lawn care professionals of R&S Lawn and Sprinkler fertilize and reseed your lawn after aeration by calling (816)359-8915.