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Lawn Core Aeration

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What is Core Aeration?

Core aeration is the removal of small cylinder shaped cores of soil and thatch from your lawn.
Lawn Aerator Machine
Plugs pulled from your lawn will disperse back into the soil
Mechanical Core Aerator covers your yard quickly to maximize the area covered

Why Aerate Your Lawn?

  • Aeration will loosen compacted soil. Compacted soil makes it difficult for roots to grow, limiting the movement of air, moisture and fertilizer through the soil.
  • Aeration will reduce your water requirements. By relieving soil compaction, water penetration is increased and water run-off is reduced.
  • If your lawn has a thick layer of thatch, aeration will punch through that layer and improve air, water and nutrient penetration. This will enhance the development of deep root system. A deeply rooted lawn will be healthier and better able to withstand drought, dieses and insect stress.
Lawn Core Aeration Process

What is Thatch?

  • Thatch is a layer of undecomposed living and dead plant parts which restrict root development and forms a good harbor for disease and insects

When Should Aeration Be Done?

  • The time and frequency of aeration depends on the condition of the lawn and its geographical area.
  • Typically, aeration may be done 1 to 2 times a season. It is usually done in the spring and in the fall when the soil is moist.