Aeration is one of the most important cultural practices available for your lawn. Annual aeration is advised for all lawns on heavy clay soils, those with a thatch buildup, and any lawn that needs to be thickened up. Gravity, foot traffic, tree roots, lawn mowers and rainfall cause soil to become compacted over time.
Once the stresses of summer have wreaked havoc on your lawn and the moderate temperatures of September set in, it is time to repair the damage. When the soil is compacted grass roots are injured because air, water and fertilizers cannot reach them in sufficient quantities. These things are vital in a plants growth cycle. Core aeration breaks through this barrier and is essential for continued turf health.
After aeration, the thousands of core plugs of soil which are left behind on the lawn surface introduce soil micro organisms into the thatch layer. These micro organisms breakdown the layer of thatch and return nutrients to the soil promoting good health. Aeration will improve the soil structure, help create growth pockets for new roots and open the way for water and fertilizer to reach the root zone of your lawn.
We look forward to making your lawn the most attractive in the neighborhood.