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For a lawn to stay thick, green, and healthy, it needs to breathe. Over time, the shifting seasonal weather in the Ottawa area makes it harder for grass to do so. When the winter snow melts, it leaves a layer of dead grass, known as lawn thatch, from the previous year. The weight of heavy snowfalls also compacts the soil underneath. Both of these factors make it harder for roots and fresh sprouts to absorb the water and carbon dioxide that they need to grow.

That’s where lawn aeration comes in. By pulling small plugs of soil from the grass, and removing lawn thatch, we are able to allow water to access the roots of the grass more easily, and newly sprouting blades of grass to breathe in a crucial stage of their development. This allows the lawn to grow in quicker, thicker and greener and stay that way for the coming year. If you want your lawn to look its best, contact us today to see how our services can help!

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Benefits Of Lawn Aeration

Everybody wants a lush picture-perfect looking lawn, but not every knows what it takes to make that happen. Lawn aeration, or otherwise referred to as “core aeration” in the lawn care industry, is one of the most important steps in the process of having rich, green, and healthy-looking grass. Some of the notable benefits of lawn aeration include:

• Reduced puddling and water runoff
• Improved resiliency and tolerance to extreme heat
• Aids in thatch breakdown
• Enhanced soil water uptake
• Minimizes soil compaction
• Allows for better circulation of air, nutrients, and water

Although lawn aeration provides a host of benefits for your grass, don’t expect a one-time miracle solution. Aerated lawns will be healthier, and will be easier to maintain, but they will still need constant care and proper attention to keep your lawn looking at its best. When should you aerate your lawn? Read on and find out!

When To Aerate Your Lawn

Lawn aeration is important in maintaining healthy looking grass, but if not timed properly, it can stress your lawn’s root system and can stunt and delay growth. The ideal time for aeration is during the growing season, when your grass has the ability to heal and fill in the aeration holes. We recommend that aeration is done in either late Spring or early Fall and AT LEAST once a year. Depending on your soil quality, especially with clay soil, you should consider lawn aeration several times throughout the year.

If aerating your lawn in the spring, make sure you’ve mowed your lawn a couple of times before aerating – this will ensure that the grass is growing fast and can recover. If you are looking to aerate in the fall, it should be performed early enough that it can recover before the snowfall.

Lawn aeration has a huge impact on your lawn, but it doesn’t mean you can stop tending to your grass. After aeration, make sure that you are constantly watering your lawn. Apply fertilizer and weed killer to help the grass grow and to not get an infestation of weeds. Lastly, overseeding is something to consider in order to ensure seed-to-soil contact and allowing for the seed to germinate quicker.

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Bio Lawn Options

Boost Your Lawn With Bio Lawn Services

Lawn aeration is the first step towards a lush, green lawn. Take it a few steps further with our Bio Lawn services!

We work with the soil first, imbuing it with microbial activity to create a strong foundation for life to grow and thrive in. We also introduce low-maintenance, deep-rooted grass varieties that grow up to six feet into the earth, storing tons of carbon dioxide in the process.

The robust combination of deep-rooted grass and high-capacity soil will also store more water that typical lawns. That means your grass will be greener during drought, and you’ll spend less money maintaining it.

Compost Tea – We extract microbes and additional nutrients from the high-quality compost created by our own team of soil experts. The product is called compost tea. It will encourage microbial activity in your soil and enable roots and fungi to grow deep into the earth —thus increasing the lawn’s capacity for carbon and water storage

Deep-Rooted Grass – We introduce the RTF deep-rooted, low-maintenance grass to your lawn. The roots will grow up to six feet into the earth, creating a vibrant network life. This will help your lawn store even more carbon and water, while also fending against weed, insect and grub damage.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lawn aeration is the process of puncturing small holes in the soil on your lawn that help better circulate air, water, and nutrients to the roots of your grass. This process helps roots grow deeper and results in a stronger and healthier lawn.

The best time of year to do lawn aeration is during the growing seasons – either in early summer or early fall. These are the most ideal windows because the grass can heal quickly after removing the soil plugs.

You should consider aerating your lawn once a year or every other year if you have high-traffic areas or heavy thatch. If you have a healthy lawn, you can reduce the frequency and aerate your lawn every 3-5 years.

Lawn aeration is done by an aerator that pulls plugs out of your soil. This process helps to loosen compacted soil and allows for better circulation of air and water.

Lawn aeration is done by an aerator that pulls plugs out of your soil. This process helps to loosen compacted soil and allows for better circulation of air and water.

The average cost of lawn aeration services in Canada varies between $40 – $75 per an hour. For a more accurate quote depending on the size of your lawn, lawn aeration can cost ~$100 per 5000 square feet of lawn.

You should leave the soil plugs left from the aerator and apply fertilizer immediately after aerating your lawn to ensure that the grass roots receive the proper nutrients to heal. In the areas where the grass is thin, make sure to reseed the lawn.