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Lawn Aeration

What is a lawn aeration?

Aeration is an essential part of keeping your lawn healthy throughout the year. Clay soils are predominant in most areas of the front range. These soils by nature are low-oxygen soils, so aeration reincorporates oxygen into the root zone. Aeration is typically done twice during the season (early spring and fall) and provides your lawn with the following benefits:

  • Controls thatch
  • Improves soil structure
  • Creates growth pockets for new roots
  • Maximizes water and fertilizer absorption

Following an aeration, do not remove the plugs from the lawn. While they can be unsightly, it’s best to let them dry out and then mulch them back into the lawn when mowed.

More reason to aerate your lawn?

After a long, hot and dry summer, your lawn needs some time to breathe. A fall aeration removes finger-sized plugs from your lawn – loosening compact soil and allowing nutrients, water and oxygen to penetrate the root system.

During the summer, your lawn is also stressed, which leads to thinning areas on your lawn. Overseeding in the early fall helps to reestablish your lawn before winter dormancy – ensuring you’ll have a full, lush lawn come the spring.

Aeration is critical in the spring since root growth tends to accelerate at this time of year. Turf also grows very quickly during the April-June period, so it makes sense to aerate since turf roots need oxygen and nutrients that aeration can facilitate.

Because we design and install sprinkler systems, Swingle understands the importance of locating existing sprinkler heads before beginning your aeration and ultimately working around them. If for some reason a sprinkler head is damaged during service, our dedicated team of professionals will repair or it at no additional change.

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FAQ

Lawn Care

Why did Swingle come out to treat for lawn mites when my yard is covered in snow?

Lawn mites like warmth. Remember that fact when you see your lawn covered in snow. Where snow has melted and grass is showing is typically where you’ll find mites. Snow covered lawns are actually very helpful when spraying for lawn mites by centralizing the mites in specifics locations. Technicians are trained to identify, while on the property, if treatment will be beneficial or not.

Lawn Care

Does Swingle offer lawn mowing services?

Swingle lawn care services DOES NOT offer lawn mowing services, but recommends contacting the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) www.alcc.com to find a reputable mowing service in your area.

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