As homeowners move into the warmer months, it is important to focus on your lawn and getting it ready for spring and summer. After the long winter, your lawn is probably looking quite brown and patchy.
This is because during the winter months little pieces of grass die. These bits of dead grass bunch and gather above the surface of the lawn, creating what is called thatch. Thatch can be a good thing in small doses, but if it builds up to be more than a half inch, it can start to weaken your lawn. When thatch gets too thick, your lawn could fail to thrive.
So, to fix the problem you need to de-thatch and aerate your lawn. It is possible to aerate your lawn yourself, but it may be smarter to let a professional handle the job. Read further for reasons why professional sprinkler aeration is important for a healthy lawn.
Why Do We Need to Aerate?
Sprinkler aeration is a way to give your yard a healthy lawn for the warmer months. When your lawn becomes compacted, water and air cannot reach the roots of the grass.
This leaves your lawn without the nutrients it needs to grow and thrive. Before you aerate, you should map your sprinkler system and make sure there are no pipes close to the surface of the ground. An aerator can destroy your sprinkler heads. Damaged sprinkler heads can be costly to replace so you really need to know what you are doing with this task.
This is why it is better to choose a professional to do the job. Read further for more reasons what it’s a wise choice to hire a professional.
Why You Should Hire a Professional
It may seem like a simple task, but unless you know exactly how to aerate your lawn, this is a job best left for the professionals. First, you have to know when to aerate. Without a professional consultation confirming that aeration is necessary, it is not smart to start the task.
The problems in your lawn may not be caused by compacted soil. If that is the case, you could be wasting time and money doing a job that doesn't need to be done. Then, you need to have the right equipment for the job. That means you will have to purchase or rent an aerator and other supplies to complete the task.
This could cost as much as hiring a knowledgeable professional to do it. You have to know how to operate said equipment, and if you do this incorrectly you could harm your lawn instead of fix it.
...And any mistake you make could be costly to correct. Finally, you have to devote your own personal time to this job, and it could take all weekend long to do so. Why would you sacrifice a whole weekend to do a job that a professional can do better? Wouldn't you rather spend time with family and friends?