Evaluating soil health after the Winona, MN winter thaw can require a fair amount of trial and error. In some cases, spring growth might seem to be proceeding as expected, only to drop off after a few weeks with no discernible cause. For other lawn owners, your lawn could be struggling to kick off new growth to begin with. No matter what stage your lawn is in, Maier Tree and Lawn can help. From soil health evaluations to targeted treatments, our lawn care experts can help you get your grass growing and your soil healthy as soon as the final snow drift melts away.

Soil Health

Post-winter soil health can vary widely from year to year. There are so many variables that go into quality soil that it can be difficult to predict whether you’ll have an easy growth year or a tough one. Even if you’ve relied upon a tried-and-true annual routine, it’s entirely possible to do the same thing as always but get different results. At the first sign of soil trouble, requesting a professional soil health evaluation is a great way to nip any potential issues in the bud.

Soil Health and Aeration

Maier Tree and Lawn provides comprehensive soil health evaluations as well as customized, in-depth treatments. The treatments themselves can entail fertilizing, planting guidance, and, for many lawns in Minnesota, aeration. In fact, compacted soil, or soil struggling with water filtration in general, is a common cause of problems with otherwise healthy lawns. Aeration has the power to break up compacted soil and create new avenues by which nutrients and water can penetrate to travel to the roots.


Our long winters and slow melts tend to contribute to soil compaction and other inhibitors of consistent soil health. If your lawn is struggling to bounce back after one such season, aeration might be the perfect solution to get your property back on track.

Winona, MN area residents with soil health concerns can contact Maier Tree and Lawn today at (507) 454-7000. For additional information on aeration and our other lawn care services, check out our website to find out more.

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