Colorado soil compacts very easily because of the high amount of clay in the composition. Lack of watering can make it worse. The result is soil that is hard and compact–like cement. The soil and roots have a difficult time absorbing water and nutrients. You will see a lot of runoff when watering your lawn which is money down the drain. Another big problem is the roots of your lawn cannot grow deeply, causing a weakened lawn, more susceptible to weeds, insects, and diseases.
One of the best ways to loosen Colorado soil is aeration, allowing water and micro-nutrients to enter the soil and roots to grow deeply beneath the surface, creating a strong, healthy lawn. Aeration also helps your lawn to flourish by loosening the soil for the root development while gently decreasing the thatch in your lawn.
We offer two methods of aeration. Traditional Core Mechanical Aeration and our Liquid Aeration.
EcoTurf’s aeration service will:
- Loosen hard and compact soil
- Decrease thatch buildup
- Allows oxygen into the root zone
- Promotes deep root growth (crucial to a healthy lawn)
- Increase absorption of water and micro-nutrients into the soil
When is the best time to aerate? We believe Fall is a better time to aerate since we find plugs and holes from last fall into March! Think of the late Autumn rains, Winter snows and early Spring rains or snows that are allowed to go into the holes and reach the root zones. The plugs are breaking down more slowly and we think it gives you more bang for your buck!
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