Compost Top Dressing & Lawn Aeration

A healthy lawn starts with the quality of your soil.  Since the soil is your landscape’s foundation, your lawn’s success is dependent on the quality and fertility of the soil it depends on for life.  The soil’s organic content, water retention, and amount of nutrients available are all dependent on the quality and structure of the soil.  Studies have shown that even poor soils have shown an amazing improvement by the simple addition of a quality Organic compost.

Adding Organic content through an application of Compost Tea or high quality Organic fertilizer are positive steps in the right direction to improving your soils foundation and move towards a healthy lawn and landscape.  Compost Tea and Organic fertilizer will convert the underlying soil to a more Organic and natural state.  In conclusion, if you are looking for faster improvement and jump start to your Organic transformation, Compost Top Dressing is the answer.

Compost Top Dressing is just that, the addition of Compost on top of an existing lawn or landscape to amend the soil. There are many benefits to Compost top dressing a lawn or landscape. Click here to read the complete list.

Lawn Aeration

Lawn aeration is the secret weapon to a healthy lawn. Aeration involves making holes in the lawn either by pushing a rod into it or by “coring” and extracting a plug of soil. By aerating your lawn you provide the following benefits to your lawn and its root system:

  1. Improves drainage
  2. Helps to break up thatch and enhance thatch decomposition
  3. Stimulates new root growth
  4. Allows the soil to hold more water
  5. Releases gases confined within the soil
  6. Allows oxygen to get to the roots and soil, allowing it to breathe
  7. Ensures water is able to soak the soil and reach the root system
  8. Loosens tight, compacted soil allowing the root system to grow
  9. Penetrates the root system allowing Organic fertilizers and nutrients to absorb

Lawn aeration saves you money by increasing the effectiveness and productivity of seeding, fertilizers and other products, resulting in fewer applications and a fuller, lusher lawn. We recommend aerating at least once a year, though preferably twice, in the spring and fall.

While lawn aerating gives you a better looking lawn, it also thickens the turf. This promotes deeper root growth by allowing the roots to expand and grow deeper into the soil. Clay soil expands when the weather gets warm causing the soil to become compacted. Core aeration allows the soil room for expansion.

Lawn Aeration holes hold water in them which can soften hard soil. As a result, clay soils have more room for expansion.

Side Cut After Aeration and Compost Top Dressing

After Aeration and Compost Top Dressing

Side Cut Before Aeration

Before Aeration