Posted: January 30, 2023

Getting your lawn back up to speed after a lingering winter can take a little extra TLC for Rochester, MN, homeowners. Once the last of the ice melts, taking stock of your soil’s condition and making a game plan can help your grass bounce back faster and your spring growth really flourish. Maier Tree and Lawn provides comprehensive lawn care and specialized soil support such as aeration services. If your soil suffered this winter, we can help.


Aeration is a conceptually simple process: by removing precise plugs of soil across the surface of a lawn, additional space is made for the passage of water and nutrients. Compacted soil can be pressed together so tightly that it prevents essential nourishment to reach the roots of your grass and other growths. This can be especially problematic after a long, dry winter. Heavy ice and snow pressing down on the surface of your lawn, mixed with foot traffic and salt, is a dangerous risk to healthy soil.

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Lawn care processes such as aeration give your property the flexibility to effectively self-manage itself. Though aeration can certainly be accompanied by additional lawn care such as fertilizing and extra watering, the aeration process alone can minimize a wide variety of soil-related ailments. It’s a powerful tool in the arsenal of any lawn care enthusiast.

Following the winter melt, be sure to check your soil for signs of compaction. Is it hard to the touch? Is grass struggling to grow? Does water pool on top instead of sink down? If you’re noticing any or all of these symptoms it can be helpful to consult with a lawn care expert about your options. It’s very possible that aeration is the solution you’re looking for.

Rochester, MN, area property owners can reach out to Maier Tree and Lawn at (507) 286–8733 or visit our website here to learn more about aeration and post-winter lawn care. Our professional support team can help make a basic care plan or a targeted recovery plan for your property. Call today to find out more.

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