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Lawn Aeration in Solon, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, IA & Surrounding Areas

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What is Core Aeration?

Core aeration is one of the best things you can do for your lawn. It helps to improve water and nutrient uptake, as well as air exchange within the soil. Aeration also helps reduce compaction, thatch, and its accumulation. All of these factors work together to create a healthier lawn. Core aeration also encourages root growth and adds organic material to the soil. If you’re looking for a good way to aerate your lawn, we would recommend contacting one of the professionals at Tompkins Lawn Care.

Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called “core aeration” in the lawn service industry, and you may have heard of it as soil cultivation (coring, spiking and slicing). Most homeowners simply call it aeration. Listed below are some of the main benefits of aeration:

  • Enhanced soil water uptake
  • Improved fertilizer uptake and use
  • Reduced water runoff and puddling
  • Stronger/deeper roots
  • Reduced soil compaction
  • Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance
  • Improved resiliency and cushioning
  • Enhanced thatch breakdown

Professional Lawn Core Aeration Service

Core aeration is a critical outdoor landscaping practice. With a specialized aerator, we can pull up hundreds of small cores from your lawn that are approximately three inches deep and 4-5 inches apart. These cores will gradually dissolve back into the natural ground, leaving behind small holes for your roots to grow back into. At Tompkins Lawn  Care, we have experienced and trained professionals who provide the highest quality Lawn Core Aeration service in Iowa City. We utilize specialized for the best results. Our services are affordable and can be scheduled at your convenience.

What is Core Aeration?

Core aeration is one of the best things you can do for your lawn. It helps to improve water and nutrient uptake, as well as air exchange within the soil. Aeration also helps reduce compaction, thatch, and its accumulation. All of these factors work together to create a healthier lawn. Core aeration also encourages root growth and adds organic material to the soil. If you’re looking for a good way to aerate your lawn, we would recommend contacting one of the professionals at Tompkins Lawn Care.

Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called “core aeration” in the lawn service industry, and you may have heard of it as soil cultivation (coring, spiking and slicing). Most homeowners simply call it aeration. Listed below are some of the main benefits of aeration:

  • Enhanced soil water uptake
  • Improved fertilizer uptake and use
  • Reduced water runoff and puddling
  • Stronger/deeper roots
  • Reduced soil compaction
  • Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance
  • Improved resiliency and cushioning
  • Enhanced thatch breakdown
Core Aeration

Let Your Lawn Breathe TURN TO US FOR LAWN AERATION SERVICES IN SOLON & CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

Core Aeration
 

More than anything else, core aeration is the best thing you can do for your lawn. It helps your turf grow strong and results in more vibrant grass. Annual aeration helps the lawn to breathe, leading to an overall healthy yard for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

Lawn aeration services from Tompkins Lawn Care Inc. are easy and affordable. Our crew can work within your budget and schedule to provide top-quality core aeration, bringing your lawn back to its former glory.

Reach out today to talk about your lawn care needs with the experts.

Helping You Create a Healthier Lawn

Keeping your lawn healthy requires a little more than just watering and mowing. If you want a lush, green lawn that will be the envy of the neighborhood, you need to aerate it on a regular basis. Your turfgrass will be unable to obtain and absorb the nutrients they require without annual aeration. With Tompkins Lawn Care on your side, you can have the healthiest lawn in the neighborhood. We have been in this industry since 1996 and know exactly what it takes to get the job done right.

Why should you consider getting lawn aeration regularly?

Compact soil prevents grass from establishing a healthy root system and keeps water and fertilizer from reaching the roots. In most home lawns, fertile topsoil may have been removed or buried during excavation of the basement or footings, forcing grass to grow in subsoil that is more compact, higher in clay content and less likely to sustain a healthy lawn.

Walking and playing will compact soil and stress lawns. Raindrops and irrigation further compact the soil, reducing large air spaces where roots readily grow. Compaction is greater on heavy clay soils than on sandy soils, and it is greatest in the upper 1 to 1 1/2 inches of soil. Aeration can help relieve soil compaction, allowing your grass to grow deeper roots and make better use of water and fertilizer.

Aeration helps to improve the quality of your soil. Over time, as organic matter and minerals build up in your lawn, it can become dense and difficult for water, air, and nutrients to move through it. This can stunt the growth of your lawn and cause other problems. Aeration helps to alleviate this by breaking up the soil and allowing these important elements to reach roots more easily. It also assists in reducing thatch accumulation, which is the layer of dead grass, stems, and roots that can form on the surface of your lawn. This layer can block sunlight and water from reaching the living grass below, and it can also harbor pests and diseases. Having your lawn aerated on a regular basis can help to reduce thatch and keep your lawn looking healthy. If you’re in need of lawn core aeration services, Tompkins Lawn Care is here to help. We have been helping homeowners and businesses in Iowa City, Solon, and Cedar Rapids take care of their lawns for many years, and our experienced professionals provide the highest quality service and affordable prices. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Contact us today to learn more about our aeration service and what it can do for your lawn.

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Tompkins Lawn Care, Inc 
3956 – 120th St NE
Solon, IA 52333 

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