October is the month that is best for controlling those pesky weeds and aerating the turf. If you want to help prevent problems in your landscape as well as increase the overall vigor of your turf, core aeration is one of the best lawn care methods to do so. What is aeration? “Aeration is the mechanical removal of soil from the ground.” About the size of a finger, these plugs are removed to allow several good things to happen within the soil root zone.
- Allow the clay soil to naturally expand reducing the effects of compaction.
- Encourages the movement of water and nutrients into the soil.
- Helps to control the buildup of thatch in a lawn.
For tall fescue and bluegrass lawns, aeration should happen on an annual basis for he maximum benefits. September and October are the best months. If you live in the Kansas City area and fear that your lawn may need some special care to look its best, contact Hermes Landscaping in Lenexa, KS. We gladly service the Kansas City area.