Core aeration helps your lawn breathe and leads to healthy, beautiful grass.Aeration
is one of the most important steps to healthy lawn care
. Your lawn requires cultivation to help improve soil conditions, and to build a greater resistance to disease
Aeration is typically done in the fall but can also be done in the spring. Conditions have to be right, and both periods offer cool air and moist soil which allow for optimum results.
What is core aeration?
Why aerate your lawn?
- Core aeration is the removal of small cores of soil and thatch (layer of living and decomposing organic debris between the soil surface and green vegetation) from your lawn with specially designed equipment.
- During aeration, a series of hollow coring tines are rolled over the lawn, puncturing its surface and systematically removing small plugs of soil and thatch from the lawn.
- The removal of soil plugs allows air, water and nutrients to reach the root system of grass plants much more effectively.
- Following aeration, the process continues to work for your lawn through leftover plugs. These plugs should be left on the lawn because they contain soil microorganisms that will help breakdown thatch. These plugs disappear in a short period of time when left on the surface of a lawn.
Aeration is beneficial for your lawn in a number of ways:
- Aeration will overcome a compacted soil. Compacted soils make it difficult for roots to grow, limiting the movement of air, moisture and fertilizer through the soil.
- Aeration can 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 push through that layer and improve air, water and nutrient penetration. This will enhance the development of a deep root system.
- Aeration results in a deeply rooted lawn that is healthier and better able to withstand drought, disease and insect stress.
Contact your local Weed Man
to learn more about the aeration process. This lawn care service will help keep you worry free from the myriad of potential problems awaiting your lawn.