Many homeowners in Bloomington, Minnesota and the surrounding communities assume that their lawn gets everything it needs from natural surroundings, water, and soil. This isn’t necessarily the case since these represent only 13 of the 16 elements your lawn requires to remain healthy. You can only obtain nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium in fertilizer that you purchase.
Your lawn has taken a beating the last several months and it’s our job to make it healthy, beautiful, and ready for spring. The first thing we do is clean your lawn, window wells, and landscaped beds with professional equipment. We start this process by attaching a metal rake to a mower for an initial light raking session of your turf. Next, we use a hand rake, backpack blower, and lawn mower to gather the clippings and debris in one place so we can bag them up and haul them away.
Once we have cleaned your lawn and yard, we recommend scheduling aeration services. Early spring is the ideal time to do this because of the soil compaction that took place during the winter. When the soil can’t breathe, it causes thatch to build on in your lawn’s root system. Aeration is the process of punching holes three to four inches deep in your lawn so it can get the water, oxygen, fertilizer, and other nutrients it needs to remain healthy. It prevents fungal infections, weeds, and future overgrowth of thatch.