Aeration in Spokane Valley
Getting that beautiful lawn that quickly becomes the envy of the neighborhood isn’t easy. Unfortunately, it involves more than just mowing the grass. Yet you don’t need to be told this. After all, you’ve purchased the high-priced lawn care equipment, spoken with the “experts” at your local lawn and garden center, and even spent hours watching YouTube tutorials. All of that has led you to drop fertilizer along with pre- and post-emergent on your lawn when suggested, and to follow a strict watering a mowing schedule. What have you got to show for all of that effort? A lawn that’s still teeming with weeds and marred by uneven grass coloring.
Often, homeowners attempt to revive their lawns on their own without the help of a lawn care professional. This can be a costly and time consuming task that is difficult to maintain without the right tools and know-how. Investing in lawn care tools from a retail store will provide short term solutions that are difficult to upkeep. That is why investing in the help of a lawn care professional will pay off. At Pacific Lawn Maintenance we have the industry grade tools and knowledge it takes to create a beautiful lawn that lasts.
Why aren’t your lawn care efforts working? If you’re like many of the Spokane Valley clients that we here at Pacific Lawn Maintenance work with, you’ve likely just skipped a step. You see, the only way for those lawn care elements to truly benefit your grass is to provide them with a pathway to get down to the roots. This is where aeration comes in. Aeration is a process that involves puncturing the soil with small holes to enable air, water and essential nutrients to reach the grass. This encourages the grass to grow strong, deep roots, resulting in a healthier, thicker more vibrant lawn.
Aeration makes it easier for things like worms, microfauna and microflora to exist in your lawn. This makes your lawn a healthy ecosystem for essential living organisms that produce healthy grass growth. At Pacific Lawn maintenance, we go beyond just trimming and watering your lawn. We make sure that all our practices work together to create an efficient lawn care system. Watering, cutting and aeration all work together to create a balanced, healthy, luscious lawn that will be the envy of the whole neighborhood. We offer free consultations, so don’t be shy, call us today!
How We Do It in Spokane Valley
If you’ve ever walked up on a lawn in Spokane Valley that looks like it’s full of tiny brown pellets, know first that they’re not what you think they are. Their presence means that the lawn was recently aerated using a plug aerator. A plug aerator is a tool designed to perforate your lawn. Here’s how we at Pacific Lawn Maintenance do it:
- • Typically, we wait until your soil is somewhat moist, usually a day or two after it has rained. This allows for smoother penetration because dry ground is just more difficult to penetrate. If it hasn’t rained recently, we may ask you to water the lawn the day before we arrive.
- • Using a plug aerator, we’ll make several passes across the lawn, similar to how you would with your lawn mower. With each pass, tiny soil plugs about 0.5 inches in diameter and 2-3 inches deep are pulled from lawn. These should be allowed to stay on the grass so that they can break down and continue to enrich the soil.
- • Once the aeration is done, we’ll follow it up with a fertilizer and possibly an herbicide treatment. The new holes allow these additives to reach the roots of the grass, where they are absorbed and finally put in the best position to their jobs.
- • You then keep up with your mowing and watering. Your mower blade will break the tiny plug pellets up and return them to the soil, while the holes also allow more water to percolate to your grasses root system, encouraging enhanced and uniform growth and color.
We here at Pacific Lawn Maintenance recommend aerating your lawn twice a year, usually in the early spring and early fall. The spring aeration serves to help wake up the lawn after a long, dormant growth phase during winter, while the fall one helps put it to bed once the season is over. Following these simple steps will ensure the longevity, health, and beauty of your lawn!
We’re Here to Help
Our Team of Friendly, Knowledgeable Lawn Care Professionals
At Pacific Lawn maintenance, we take pride in the friendly, knowledgeable service we are known to provide. We believe this is what sets us apart from other lawn care companies in the Spokane area. We are passionate about what we do, that is why we are happy to answer any of your lawn care questions and concerns. We believe that creating long lasting, trusting friendships with our clients ensures our success and the beauty of your lawn, two things that are very important to us!
We are experienced with lawns big and small, residential and commercial. There is no job too difficult for us! We see every lawn as a new opportunity to learn and do an amazing job. Our staff is always friendly, professional, and approachable. Our vision is to create a beautiful lawn for you and your family to enjoy!
We are happy to work around your schedule. That is why we offer free consultations to best communicate with you what your needs are. If you need us to come at a certain time or day, just let us know. If you need to cancel on short notice, just let us know. We are flexible and here for you. Don’t be shy, call us today. Where there is a will, there’s always a way!
The blood, sweat, and tears that you’ve put into making your lawn look great needn’t be in vain. You can still create that lush layer of turf you’ve always dreamed; you simply need the right kind of support. We here at Pacific Lawn Maintenance are happy to provide it. Just call us in as soon as spring arrives and right when fall starts approaching, and we’ll be there to aerate your lawn to prep it for its feeding. We can be reached at (509) 218-1775 or by you filling out our convenient online contact form.