Over time, the soil in lawns becomes compacted. This can be caused from a variety of factors, including regular wear and tear from kids and pets and any heavy construction equipment used for remodeling projects. Grass roots need air to breathe and space to grow. Compacted soil strangles and suffocates grass roots and makes it difficult for new grass to take root. Aeration will loosen up the compacted soil and free up space for grass to grow.
The 5 keys to lawn care success are interdependent, and if they are all in place, they will provide outstanding results. If any of the keys are not present, poor results will follow. At Velvet Green we provide three of the five keys to a successful lawn; the other two are dependent on the client.
Day length – Grass absorbs sunlight and carbon dioxide through its leaves to produce sugar and oxygen, a process called photosynthesis, which you may remember from science class. Grass will grow more as the sun’s rays become stronger and the days become longer.