If you’ve noticed your yard’s soil is compacted and hard, it happened because of gravity, weight, and pressure over time, especially in the cold winter months. When the surface is hard, it compresses and stifles root growth—not a conducive environment if you want a lush, green landscape. One of the best remedies for this issue is aeration. Typically, a licensed landscaping company uses a spike aerating tool or machine to poke holes in the ground, remove plugs of grass or soil, and leave breathing room so a healthier lawn will emerge. When compacted soil is loosened, it allows water, air, and other nutrients to penetrate the roots.
Aeration Dethatching Downriver Michigan
Cutting Edge Property Maintenance, based in Taylor, MI, have more than 15 years of experience in successfully aerating commercial and residential properties. Another method, called dethatching, involves using a rake or other heavy lawn tool to dig into the ground using the tines and pull it upward, thereby removing, and loosening buildup. While this is done, you should see the thatch separating from the ground or soil. Here are a few common questions asked about these methods:
Q. How often should I have my lawn aerated?
A. Ideally, you should have it aerated once a year, so it can breathe and grow easily and healthily.
Q. When is the best time for dethatching in Downriver Michigan?
A. For cool season grasses, early spring or fall is the ideal time. For warm season grasses, it’s best to do this when your grass is at the peak of its growth, most likely late spring through early summer.
Q. What is the definition of thatch?
A. Thatch is defined as pieces or chunks of grass which have died and gathered above your soil.
Call the experts
Many property owners try to aerate or dethatch themselves, however, often can’t do a thorough and professional job as a professional landscaping contractor such as Cutting Edge can do. If you’re attempting a DIY solution, you’ll need to rent an aerator at your local home improvement store, which will require a truck for transport. You can avoid all that by calling landscaping experts like Cutting Edge. At Cutting Edge, we have the manpower, expertise, and equipment needed to do the job quickly and efficiently. When you call us, you’ll be immediately greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable lawn advisors who can get you the help you need. Whether you need a spring yard cleanup or want to set up weekly lawn maintenance, we are your go-to one-stop-shop for lawn care, aeration, and detaching. We’ll come to your home or business and assess your needs to let you know what the most affordable solution is for your situation.
Your lawn is like your car
You use your car often to travel to work and other destinations, therefore you need to maintain it and keep it tuned up so it can run efficiently. Regular oil changes, car washes, and other repairs are needed to keep it from deteriorating. As with your car, regular lawn maintenance is equally important, and therefore, requires the same attention to care and maintenance. By keeping your soil healthy and aerated, it allows healthy grass to grow so your lawn will be green and lush. Cutting Edge can schedule a free on-site inspection to check your lawn for areas that need extra attention. We have access to the best grass and plant food, special nutrients, clean water, and other tools to make sure it’s as healthy as possible. A yearly aeration and dethatching are highly recommended, to remove dead grass and debris and reveal fresh grass roots and growth so it can breathe and grow easily, with room for water and sunlight to get through. It’s just common sense to clear away the old to make way for the new.
Keep your lawn healthy and more
In addition to providing professional aeration and dethatching in Downriver MI, we also offer a number of other landscaping services, such as:
- Garden, yard, or patio beautification and design
- Mulching and sodding
- Bush and shrub planting
- Weekly lawn maintenance (or when it’s convenient for you)
- Spring or fall yard cleanup
- Weed trimming and edging
- Snow removal and more
We’re proud to be Downriver’s #1 landscaping contractor and are always excited to meet new home and business owners. If you need rock installation, retaining walls, or other larger jobs, we can schedule those quickly, and work around your busy schedule. Owner Luke Tamsen started Cutting Edge to help home and business owners keep their properties looking beautiful and healthy, and now we have lots of happy customers as a result. If you like working with a family-owned, hands-on business that puts your needs first, Cutting Edge is the place to call.
Winter weather can be harsh
Now that spring is here, we can start to assess the damage winter has done to our lawns. Ice, snow, wind, and sub-zero temperatures have a negative impact on your soil and grass, leaving it hard, dry, and lifeless. Our heavy-duty, yet modern tools, can do wonders by opening up compressed areas so your soil, grass, and other greenery can start to grow again. If you don’t have your lawn aerated or dethatched at least once a year, you will notice your grass remaining brown, without much new growth. Cutting Edge can transform your property from average to wow in just a few visits. With regular lawn care and maintenance, you can rest easy, knowing it’s growing healthy and strong, as it should. Plus, you won’t have to do the hard work such as mowing, weed trimming and dethatching. Our crew works hard and fast, so you won’t have to. Call us and set up a free consultation today at 1-734-787-7157 and start on your journey to an amazing landscape. If you’d like to learn more about our services, visit our website at https://micuttingedge.com/. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your unique lawn care and maintenance needs.