Why Your Baltimore County, MD Lawn Needs Fall Core Aeration
Fall is around the corner, and that means it’s time to make your core aeration appointment. But before you do, read this blog about what core aeration is and why it’s so essential to the health of your Baltimore County lawn.
What is Core Aeration?
When your local lawn care company aerates your yard, the field technicians will use an aerator to pull 2” to 3” inch soil plugs from your Bowleys Quarters’ lawn. These soil plugs will dissolve back into the soil the next time you water your lawn.
Core aeration does wonders for your MD lawn. It helps your yard with the following:
- The soil releases carbon dioxide.
- The soil receives sunlight, water, and oxygen.
- Aeration relieves excess thatch to protect your lawn grass from diseases and insects.
- Core aeration prepares the soil for grass seed. Matter of fact, the grass seed goes deeper into the ground because of aeration, so it’ll develop deeper roots.
- Since Rosedale lawns have cool season grass, September is the perfect month for core aeration and overseeding. Your lawn grass has a chance to sprout before it gets too cold.
How Fall Core Aeration Benefits Your Towson Lawn
Healthy turf starts at the soil and reaches up through the grass plant. Also, your yard grass needs to develop long root systems to find moisture deep underground. Core aeration opens up the soil so turf can develop those healthy root systems.
Here are six other reasons why your Towson, MD property needs core aeration:
- It helps to restore tired soil recovering from a long, hot summer.
- If your lawn is the neighborhood attraction, it means that it gets a lot of foot traffic and compacts your soil.
- Conversely, if you live in a new home, your backyard’s soil is compacted due to construction.
- Maryland soils tend to be clay-based in the central part of the state. Clay soil is great for holding in moisture, but it compacts easily and doesn’t allow turf roots to grow down deep.
- If your lawn dries out quickly and feels spongy when you walk on it, your yard has too much thatch. Thatch is that level between the soil and the turf. It’s a mix of dead roots, shoot, and live grass.
If thatch gets over ½” thick, it can suffocate your yard grass.
- If you have a sod lawn, your sod may not be able to grow deep root systems because of soil layering. Soil layering happens when the dirt from the sod prevents grass roots from developing underneath the soil.
Core aeration relieves soil layering so sod roots can go deep like lawn grass grown by seed.
Ground Control Lawn Care Will Aerate and Overseed Your Parkville Property in September
At Ground Control Lawn Care, we’re starting to take appointments for fall core aeration and overseeding services. We use our aerators to take plugs of soil out of your Parkville lawn. Then, we’ll overseed your property so turfgrass roots can grow deep into the ground before winter.
If you have a sod lawn that’s not thriving, or you have compacted soil where grass hardly grows, call us today at (443) 520-5646 or fill out our contact form.
Ground Control Lawn Care serves these Baltimore County, Maryland cities: Bowleys Quarters, Cockeysville, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Middle River, Nottingham, Parkville, Perry Hall, Pikesville, Rosedale, Towson, and White Marsh.