Lawn Aeration: DIY Vs Professional Service In Los Angeles

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As a homeowner, it’s tempting to want to handle all of your lawn’s issues yourself. In theory, you simply need to mow it, water it, and give it fertilizer on occasion. However, it’s not that simple in Los Angeles: the climate presents challenges to lawns that down exist in other parts of the country. 

Aerations Plus is your source for Los Angeles lawn care spraying, lawn aeration, and lawn care services. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the benefits and downsides of DIY aeration services for your lawn and explain why professional treatment is always the way to go. 

The Many Benefits Of Aeration For Your Lawn

Aeration is the process of providing air, water, and nutrients to your lawn by perforating the soil down to the roots of the grass. By creating these small air pockets, aerating your lawn breathes new life into its root structure, which helps it grow greener and fuller. By splitting up the soil, aeration gives roots more room to grow, helping them grow deeper into the ground.

The main benefit of lawn aeration is that it alleviates soil compaction. Soil compaction occurs when soil particles are pressed too closely together. When the soil is too compacted, it prevents water and nutrients from reaching roots and nourishing the grass on your lawn. 

Some of the many benefits of lawn aeration include:

  • Improved air, water, and nutrient flow to the root structure
  • Better soil water uptake
  • Reduced puddling and runoff from watering
  • Relieving soil compaction 
  • Breaking down thatch more quickly

Unfortunately, soil compaction is a common problem for Los Angeles homeowners. The high heat and humidity, combined with high foot traffic, is often enough to compact a lawn’s soil and prevent it from growing as lush as it should. Aeration counteracts this process by giving the lawn room to breathe and room to grow. 

DIY Lawn Aeration Can Help But Often Falls Short Of Effective

If your lawn has become compacted, it can be tempting to fetch a pitchfork or some shoe spikes and start aerating it yourself - but this won’t be as effective as using professional equipment. Knowing how to aerate your lawn is only one facet; you also have to get it done efficiently and look after it over time.

DIY lawn aeration projects can be backbreaking labor without access to professional-grade equipment. As a homeowner, renting a lawn aeration machine can cost as much as paying a professional in the first place.

Most importantly, lawn care professionals know exactly how to handle lawn aeration to give your lawn the perfect amount of air without harming the lawn. 

How The Professionals Get To The Root Of The Problem

At Aerations Plus, we specialize in lawn aeration services for Los Angeles-area homes. We know the soil here well, and we know exactly how to interact with it to keep their lawns at their best and brightest.

We have a two-pronged approach to lawn aeration services. First, we do a deep raking of your lawn with specialized rakes that both prod the surface of the soil and remove any leaves and dead grass that might have accumulated. Next, we’ll plug your lawn by removing small clumps of soil intermittently across your lawn, creating holes that water and fertilizer can get in and feed the roots. This process gives Los Angeles lawns a breath of fresh air that keeps them greener longer.

Get The Experience Of Aerations Plus Into Your Lawn

With more than 25 years of experience providing lawn care services to Southern California residents, we know everything it takes to keep your lawn green. If you’re worried about soil compaction on your lawn, seeing brown spots, or just want to keep your lawn healthy as long as possible, contact us today about lawn aeration services in Los Angeles.

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