It is recommended that you water your lawn in the morning with about 1 inch of water per week. We also recommend fewer heavy watering sessions and more shorter sessions
Core lawn aeration is one of the most important things you can do for your lawn. It is a vital component of any lawn care treatment, resulting in grass that is healthy, thick, and robust, even after the freezing temperatures and snow of winter.
Lawn aeration involves the removal of small cores of soil and thatch from the grass using an aerator. The cores will eventually decompose while their removal will open up your lawn, stimulating new turf growth and increasing the impact of fertilization.
Yard Dawgs is ready to help get your lawn restored to its best after the harshness of winter. If you prefer, we also offer liquid aeration services. Lawn aeration is most effective in the fall season between August and October.
We are invested in making sure your lawn is as green and weed-free as possible all season long. That means if you notice any weeds popping up in between regularly scheduled weed control applications, we will come out to do a re-spray within 48-hours completely free of charge. With Yard Dawgs you don't have to worry about controlling weeds, we'll do it for you.
Each time we come to perform a service at your home, it will be the same technician. That technician will be familiar with your property, know what to watch out for and will always remember any special notes since he’s been there throughout the season. Gone are the days of being serviced my different technicians and having to worry that they may not recall what you mentioned the first time. With Yard Dawgs, you will have a dedicated service technician throughout the season.
Tired of talking to different people and having to explain your situation over and over to them? We get it. That’s why with Yard Dawgs, each customer will have a dedicated customer success manager and have access to them whenever an issue arises. When you call in or send an email, you will always be talking to the same person, and they will go above and beyond to solve any issues or concerns you may have.
You Ask, We Answer
No, we don’t remove the cores after the aeration. The cores will eventually decompose (between two to three weeks) and become a fresh layer of new soil that will help stimulate root growth and yield greener grass.
Yes it is! Aeration is great to do in the rain since your lawn will be less compacted and the aerator can penetrate deeper. As long as there is no snow, we can do the job for you.
We highly recommend getting the aeration done in the fall season. In the spring, although it won't hurt, it isn't the most ideal time. When you aerate your lawn in the spring, weeds tend to spread much faster and germinate with the seed to soil contact. It's best to aerate yearly in the fall season for best results.
We recommend aerating annually in the Fall. Calgary's soil is clay-based and therefore very dense. In order for nutrients, water and air to penetrate the surface you'll need to open the soil up through aeration.
Yes. Compacted soil impedes root growth and leads to the accumulation of thatch. It opens up your soil to water, air and nutrients. Aeration encourages deeper root growth and in turn increases your grass's tolerance to drought and disease.
You'll notice your soil is compacted if:
- Water puddles or there is poor drainage
- Bare areas where grass and weeds are not growing
- You struggle to drive a shovel into the soil
Calgary has very dense and clay based soil. it's necessary for Calgarians to aerate once a year.
Essential Guide To Fall Lawn Care
Here we outline the best insider tips to make sure you follow the best lawn care tips for the fall season!