Thatch can be a real pain. Especially after it builds up. It makes it hard for your lawn to breathe.

But that’s why we have lawn aeration. It gives your lawn a chance to breathe.

Over time, your lawn’s soil becomes compacted. This means that your lawn literally is suffocating. 

It’s not enough to water, fertilize, and mow your yard. These are important steps in lawn care. But your yard has other needs to live a healthy life. 

Kind of like when you’re underwater with all of your scuba gear. You need oxygen. Your lawn needs water, nutrients and oxygen to get to the roots. 

Liquid aeration vs. core aeration.

Liquid aeration isn’t the only option. You could choose core aeration. This is when you poke holes in the soil and pull out the cores. 

This will temporarily relieve problems associated with thatch and other lawn issues. 

And it leaves plugs in the ground. This is important because there are microbes in the core which help decompose thatch. 

But liquid aeration takes things a step further. 

As the name suggests, this allows you to aerate by pouring liquid instead of poking holes. And this allows you to loosen soil deeper into your lawn. 

How does liquid aeration work?

As you might expect, liquid aeration involves using  liquid to help thatch decompose. 

Buy it at your local hardware store. Or you can purchase it online. 

Liquid aerators include ingredients like ammonium lauryl sulfate. This is something commonly found in soap. You’ll also find options that include more natural enzymes. 

Liquid aeration can be more effective than core aeration. That’s because the liquid can penetrate the soil more deeply. 

The positive thing about this is that the benefits of liquid aeration can be longer lasting. This means less work for you. It’s cost effective by saving you time,and work. 

Ingredients to look for in a liquid aerator. 

Now that you know that liquid aeration is so effective, you might wonder if there are certain ingredients you should look for on a label. Not all liquids are created the same.

It’s important to start with a wetting agent. As already mentioned, this is often some type of soap. There are also some more natural options as well.

Second, your product needs some type of microbes. This may be something like humates or kelp.

Finally, your liquid aeration products will need to contain some enzymes or bacteria. And this is to help break down the thatch. 

How to tell if you need to aerate your lawn.

Now you know that things like thatch and compacted soil can be big problems for your yard. The question then becomes how you identify these problems. 

But the good news is that your lawn is good at communicating its needs. You just need to listen. It will give you signs that it’s time for aeration. 

Here are some common signals that you need to aerate your lawn –

  • Your soil is obviously compacted or hard to shovel. 
  • You spot pooling water.
  • There are areas of thinning or patchy grass.
  • You experience heavy thatch  build up. 
  • There is water run-off or low water retention.
  • Your trees have shallow roots.

The good thing is that with liquid aeration, the remedy isn’t a complicated fix. The important thing is to spot the signs so that you can help your lawn breathe again.

Liquid aeration with a robotic lawn mower installation.

Proper lawn care is simplified  with professional lawncare. And this can include proper lawn aeration.

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With professional regular lawn care, your healthy lawn is simplified. Lease a bot, and add on additional services for just a little more. This includes edging, checkups, and help with winter storage. 

Your yard is your sanctuary. It’s a place for you to relax, unwind, and forget about your obligations. 

Professional lawn mower installation will allow you all the perks of a healthy lawn, without having to break a sweat.  Get a free quote today.