Aeration is a fantastic treatment for your yard because it perforates the soil to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grassroots. This helps the grass to grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous, healthy lawn and is an important fall step in the care and maintenance of your yard. Here are a couple of quick tips to ensure your sprinkler system does not get damaged during your appointment.
First, make sure you give your lawn care company a quick heads up when booking your aeration appointment that you have an in-ground sprinkler system. You must mark the placement of the sprinkler heads to protect them from damage. This marking can be done by purchasing marking flags from your local hardware store. Place the flags next to each inground sprinkler head to ensure the lawn company knows to mind the sprinkler heads and avoid damaging them. Regular, deep sprinkler watering, coupled with fall aeration habits will help ensure that your lawn develops a healthy root system and avoid future compaction issues. Now you are set to enjoy your yard throughout the fall season and ensure healthy spring growth after the winter season!