We get asked a lot why should you aerate, here are some of the main reasons and some information that you may not have known!
Power core aeration is one of the most important cultural practices available for your lawn. Aeration helps control thatch, improves soil structure, and opens the way for water and fertilizer to reach the root zone.
Annual or semi-annual aeration is advised for all lawns in heavy soils, those with a thatch buildup, and any lawn that needs to be “thickened up”
How Aeration Works
Aeration removes thousands of small cores of soil from 1″ – 3″ in length from your lawn. These cores “melt” back into the lawn after a few rainfalls, mixing with whatever thatch exists already on your lawn. The holes created by aeration catch fertilizer and water. Turf roots naturally grow toward these growth pockets and thicken in the process. Aeration also relieves pressure from compacted soils, letting oxygen and water move more freely.
Regular Aeration Can Help Avoid Costly Lawn Renovations
Thatch on your lawn works similar to a thatched roof. This layer of roots, stems and other plant parts shed water and prevents fertilizers and insect controls from moving freely into the soil. Thatch that is too thick / heavy can make major lawn renovation necessary. Regular aeration helps thatch break down naturally by mixing the soil cores into the thatch and speeding up decomposition. Performed once or twice per year, aeration significantly reduces thatch and improves overall turf growth