Aeration and Composting Topdressing in Houston

A healthy lawn starts and ends with the quality of your soil. Since the soil is the foundation of your landscape, your lawns success is dependent on the fertility and quality of the soil structure. The soils organic content, nutrient count and water retention are all dependent on the quality of the soil structure.

Even the worst soils have shown significant improvements with the addition of mechanical core aeration and a quality screened organic compost.

In the Greater Houston Area we have notoriously tight clay soils that impact the flow of nutrients, air and water to plants while inhibiting deep root growth due to concrete like soils. Aeration and Composting go a very long way helping to reduce compaction and build healthy soils.


Mechanical Core Aeration

Mechanical Core Aeration in Houston

Mechanical Core Aeration involves a particular machine, known as a lawn aerator, this machine removes cores from the soil and thatch from the lawn creating room for supplemental soil amendments, air, water and nutrients to penetrate the lawn. In the Greater Houston Area, clay soils are the most common soil type, and as weather gets warmer the clay will begin to expand becoming extremely compacted.

Mechanical Core Aeration provides the following benefits to your lawn and root system:

  • Improved Drainage
  • Enhanced thatch decomposition
  • Creates channels that act as nutrient highways for fertilizers, supplemental and corrective applications to be absorbs more quickly
  • Opens the soil up to hold more water and nutrients
  • Allows oxygen to get to the roots and soil, allowing respiration (breathing) to occur
  • Increased water penetration
  • Stimulates new root growth
  • Thicken the grass by promoting deeper root growth that will expand deeper into the clay soils

In our clay soils located here in the Greater Houston Areas, Mechanical Core Aeration is recommended at least once a year, though preferably twice, once in the spring and once in fall. However we do aerations year-round so don’t worry about the timing, we’ll be there when you need your lawn aerated.

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Liquid Aeration Houston

Liquid Aeration

It’s no secrete that aeration is essential for any lawn. Aeration treatment not only reduces soil compaction – it also allows your lawn to better absorb water, minerals, and nutrients. While Mechanical Core Aeration has its place thickening lawns and creating nutrient highways for supplemental applications, Liquid aeration is the king when it comes to reducing soil compaction in the clay soils that are so common in our Greater Houston Areas.

Liquid aeration will create micro fractures within the soil loosening and breaking up topsoil to encourage deeper rooting driving more oxygen into the topsoil profile. As your plant roots dive deeper into the soil they will become stronger and gain access to previously unreachable nutrients.

In our clay soils located here in the Greater Houston Areas, Liquid Aeration is recommended at least once a year, though preferably twice, once in the spring and once in fall. However we do aerations year-round so don’t worry about the timing, we’ll be there when you need your lawn aerated.

Compost Topdressing

Compost Topdressing in Houston

Compost topdressing is the process of applying compost over the surface of the lawn. Compost is very effective in making your lawn green quickly. Applications of nutrient rich organic composts promotes healthy root and soil structure and provide the following benefits:

  • Improved Drainage
  • Enhanced thatch decomposition
  • Creates channels that act as nutrient highways for fertilizers, supplemental and corrective applications to be absorbs more quickly
  • Opens the soil up to hold more water and nutrients

Compost topdressing in combination with Mechanical Core Aeration is ideal for improving poor soil quality. Top dressing is recommended at least once annually in conjunction with Mechanical Core Aeration.

We take pride in providing you with high quality services to take your lawn to the next level at a affordable price. CLS Lawn offers a variety of landscaping and lawn care services, including seasonal landscaping, mowing and maintenance, landscape enhancements, and fertilization and weed control. No matter your landscaping need the CLS Lawn Care team is ready to provide you top notch service at a affordable price. Contact us online or call (832) 554-9811 for a free estimate.