When it comes to lawn care, people can be easily confused. There are so many different ways to keep your lawn looking nice and many times words are thrown out that make no sense to you. Huskie’z Landscaping is here to help you understand the difference between aeration and power raking. Both seem important, but what do they actually do? Below we will get into the differences and why it is important to have your lawn aerated and power raked.
Aeration is the process of creating air gaps in your soil. This is usually done with a machine that has spikes. This is done to allow air to reach your soil and to ensure drainage. Aeration is done to improve water and nutrient infiltration, reduce thatch buildup, encourage the growth of deeper roots, and to ensure the grass seeds have contact with the soil. Aeration is a very important part of your lawns health. You should discuss aeration of your lawn with your landscaping company.
Power raking uses blades to cut through thatch. Power raking is a way of removing debris and dead grass from your lawn. Power raking is usually done after winter to ensure your lawn is getting the water and nutrients that it needs. It also stimulates the growth of more grass. Power raking is a great way to jump start your lawn. If your lawn is unhealthy, it is usually because of air flow. Power raking can help with air flow and growth.
Both aeration and power raking are important parts to a healthy lawn. You may not know if your lawn needs power raking, aeration, or both, but your landscaping company will. It is important to have a close relationship with your landscaping company. They will be able to determine what is best for your lawn and your landscapes. Before trying to power rake or aerate your lawn, contact a professional. If either is done wrong, your lawn could become unhealthy.