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Lawn AerationLawn Aeration

on September 8, 2014 by TruGreen

Now that summer is almost over, it's time for you to start thinking about fall lawn aeration. After all, with weather that is neither too hot nor too cold, fall is one of the best times to loosen up your lawn and help it absorb all of the nutrients, air and moisture it needs to thrive. TruGreen's lawn aeration service is a great way to stay ahead of the weather curve so you will have a lawn you love, even when the temperatures fluctuate to the cooler side.

lawn aeration: signs your lawn needs to breathe

Over time, a variety of factors cause the soil in your lawn to compact and harden, preventing grass roots from receiving much-needed air, water and nutrients. Lawn aeration is an important part of maintaining a healthy and lush lawn year round because it opens up the soil to allow all of those things to penetrate. How do you know that you need lawn aeration?

  • Your lawn fails the "screwdriver" test.  This is a pretty simple way of testing whether or not you need to call a lawn aeration service: just try sticking a screwdriver down into your lawn. If the screwdriver doesn't go in, your lawn needs to be aerated.
  • Thatch watch. Dead and living organism debris sometimes layers up between the green matter and the soil itself, preventing anything from getting to the roots. Be on the lookout for a layer of thatch that is more than half an inch thick.
  • Rain puddles in your lawn. Another sign that your lawn needs aeration is seeing rain water puddle up on your lawn.

TruGreen®: breaking up the dirt

When using an aerator, or what's know as an aerator machine, two-to-three-inch deep plugs are pulled from your lawn's compacted soil every four inches or so. These "pores" break up the compacted soil and hardened-thatch areas, giving your lawn the room it needs to breathe.

While this sounds like a relatively simple process, the truth is that an experienced lawn specialist will know best. Not only do they know what signs to look for in your lawn that make aeration necessary, but they know how to properly use the equipment and plug away at the dirt so your lawn can breathe and take in water and nutrients properly. For this reason, I've made sure to call TruGreen® with all of my aeration needs.

In fact, TruGreen has lawn aeration as part of some of their lawn maintenance plans. Call them today and you'll be scheduled for a visit with your TruExpertSM Certified Specialist, who will perform a Healthy Lawn Analysis®. Once they asses the condition of your lawn and a maintenance plan is decided upon to get your lawn looking great, your specialist will visit every four to six weeks to perform scheduled lawn maintenance ranging from fertilization to aeration.

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If you're someone who loves your lawn and values the importance of your home's curb appeal, TruGreen's science-based solutions are uniquely designed to help you achieve a lawn you'll love. What's more, TruGreen's Healthy Lawn Guarantee® makes your satisfaction their priority by ensuring that as many visits as you deem necessary are scheduled. And the online account management gives you access to your account information whenever you need it.

Don't wait until fall arrives to schedule your Healthy Lawn Analysis. Get started right now! Call TruGreen today at 866.688.6722 or visit them on the web at to get started. You can also check out their social communities on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest.

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