Aeration and Dethatching

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Aeration and Dethatching Services

For your commercial property, lawn aeration and dethatching services from Green and Black help you create a lush, even lawn. Both processes allow grass’ roots to access the oxygen, fertilizer, water and other nutrients it needs to thrive.

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What Is Aeration?

Aeration works to loosen compacted soil, which can keep water and nutrients from reaching the roots of your lawn. With aeration, holes are punctured a few inches into the soil using an aerator.

Aeration may be necessary if you start to notice compacted soil. Several factors can lead to compacted soil, such as:

  • Frequently allowing cars or heavy equipment on the grass.
  • High amounts of foot traffic.
  • Waterlogging from heavy rains and flooding.

What Is Dethatching?

Dethatching works by removing thatch, which is dead grass and other organic matter, from the top of the soil. During the dethatching process, equipment such as verticutters or dethatching rakes are used to loosen the vegetation so it can be pulled up and raked away.

Your property may develop thatch due to infrequent mowing, shallow watering or too much fertilizer.

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When Should You Consider Dethatching and Lawn Aeration Services?

When you’re looking to aerate your lawn, you want to do it during the peak growing season of the grass so that it can recover quickly. For cold-season grasses, aim for early spring or fall. For warm-season grasses, late spring through early summer is often best.

Dethatching is ideal in the late winter months when you will want to remove dead vegetation so grass can grow. Thatch can be beneficial for your lawn during the winter months since it can provide a little extra protection from the cold. If you plan to aerate your lawn, you’ll want to dethatch before beginning the aeration process.

Both dethatching and aeration allow grass to grow thick and healthy, resulting in a more beautiful lawn for your property.

Contact Green and Black for Quality Lawn Care You Can Trust

If you notice bare patches, brown or yellow grass or other signs of problems, contact the professionals at Green and Black. We can help make suggestions about whether aeration or dethatching might be the right solution.

We provide aeration and dethatching for business and residential clients in Minnesota. We’re proud to serve the entire area south of the Twin Cities.

Our property maintenance services bring you peace of mind and significant time savings. With our state-of-the-art tools and expertise, we make your property look its best. Contact us today to learn more or to get a free quote.