gas-lawn-aerator-856096257.jpgLawn aeration is an important part of maintaining your home's landscape and keeping your grass healthy. Removing plugs of soil can alleviate any soil compaction by allowing nutrients, oxygen and moisture to better penetrate your lawn.

Aerating is generally done once or twice per year, depending on factors including soil issues, traffic levels and grass variety. If you live in the Atlanta area, chances are you have fescue grass. Here's why you should schedule your fescue lawn aeration treatment in the fall.

What's So Special About Fescue?

Fescue grass is a very popular lawn choice for homeowners in most areas of the country. It's sometimes called "cool-season grass" because it tends to do best during cooler months. It can be difficult to keep fescue looking vibrant and green in very hot weather, which is another reason it's so important to take good care of it throughout the year. There are actually more than 30 varieties of fescue grass, and most of them share some common advantages:

  • Withstands Heavy Traffic - Fescue thrives even under heavy foot traffic. This is why it's often used for parks and playing fields. Families with pets and children are often advised to plant fescue varieties around their property.

  • Shade Tolerant - Many types of fescue tend to do well in areas that don't get much sunlight, which is why you'll often see at least one variety of fescue in shade tolerant grass seed blends.

  • Water Wise - Fescue is generally more drought tolerant than other types of grass. While all varieties of grass require regular watering, fescue may require less water and is also more resilient during dry spells.

  • Good for Erosion Control - Fescue grass tends to establish root systems quickly, helping to prevent excessive soil erosion. Roots form an underground structure that helps hold the soil in place. Fescue is often planted on sloping lawns for this reason.

Why You Should Schedule Your Fescue Lawn Aeration in Fall

Even hardy fescue grass needs regular aeration to stay healthy. Experts agree that autumn is the ideal time to do this. For one thing, fescue tends to be in a state of active growth during the fall. Autumn is also the time when weeds are not as prevalent. Aerating in autumn also helps to make other fall lawn treatments, such as fertilizing and overseeding, more effective.

If you want to schedule your fall lawn aeration or ask about other services, contact Inspect-All Services today. Our lawn care experts are happy to do a comprehensive analysis and formulate a plan tailored to your lawn to ensure your property stays in tiptop shape.