Colorado soil compacts very easily because of the high amount of clay in the composition. Lack of watering makes compaction worse. The result is soil that is hard and compact–like cement. The soil and grass roots have a difficult time absorbing water and nutrients. Irrigation runoff because of soil compaction is money down the drain. Another big problem is grass roots 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 lawns 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 in March the next year! 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 also breaking down more slowly and we think it gives more bang for your buck!