Lawn Aeration

Lawn Aeration

Proper Aeration Practices

What Is Aeration?
Aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. This is done with a machine that pushes hollow cylinders into the ground forcing out the soil cores.

How Often Should You Aerate a Lawn?
Most lawns benefit from annual aeration. Heavily used lawns, or those growing on heavy clay or subsoils may need more than one aeration each year. Turf responds best when the tine spacing is closer and the penetration is deeper.

When is the Best Time to Aerate Lawns?
Both spring and fall are ideal times to aerate. In spring, aerate between March and May. Perform fall aeration between August and November. Aeration before or at the time of late season fertilization enhances root growth and improves spring green-up and growth.
Aeration is quite possibly the most overlooked lawn care practice available today. Aeration relieves soil compaction and allows air, water and nutrients to penetrate deep down to the roots. The Aeration Process allows the lawn's root system to establish new root growth resulting in the lawn's ability to produce new top growth, which means more blades of grass, creating a thicker and healthier lawn for you. It is important for your lawn to undergo an aeration with the proper equipment and training. Not all Aerating equipment and operators are created equal. Aeration machines that simply poke holes will not give you the full benefit that our core aerators can provide. Aerating the lawn with a core aerator will leave small cores of soil on the surface, which in turn break down into your lawn through the decompostion process. Make sure to give your lawn the best aeration possible, it will certainly help!
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