Core Aeration

Lawn core aeration is an important process that is typically part of a spring or fall cleanup. It involves the use of a special machine called an Aerator, which creates small holes in the soil of your lawn. This process improves the oxygen level and compaction of the soil system, resulting in stronger and healthier grass. The soil plugs that are pulled out of the turf will remain on the lawn, breaking down in the weeks after. However, we can rake them up and dispose of them for an additional charge if requested.

To get the most benefits from aeration, the soil should be moist. If it’s too dry, the machine may not be able to penetrate the ground. Additionally, it’s important to have your sprinkler heads flagged prior to this service to avoid any damage.

Our machine uses advanced golf course equipment technology. The reciprocating tines provide vertical coring action, punching straight in and out without tearing up the turf. This results in hole quality on par with golf course requirements, although results may vary under certain conditions.

After each yard is aerated, we take precautions to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. The machine is sprayed with a bleach solution, which helps to reduce the spread of fungi like fairy rings.

What are the benefits of aeration?

Lawn core aeration can help make your lawn healthier and reduce its maintenance requirements through these means:

  • Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere, allowing for better gas exchange and promoting healthier root growth.
  • Enhanced soil water uptake, which allows your grass to access more water and nutrients from the soil and promote healthy growth.
  • Improved fertilizer uptake and use, allowing your lawn to make the most of the nutrients provided by fertilizers and other treatments.
  • Reduced water runoff and puddling, which can help prevent soil erosion and other water-related issues.
  • Stronger turfgrass roots, which can lead to a stronger, healthier lawn overall.
  • Reduced soil compaction, which can make it easier for roots to grow and water to penetrate the soil.
  • Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance, helping your lawn withstand the stresses of hot, dry weather.
  • Improved resiliency and cushioning, which can help your lawn withstand foot traffic and other stresses.
  • Enhanced thatch breakdown, helping to break down and decompose dead grass and other organic matter in your lawn.

Overall, lawn core aeration is a simple process that can make a big difference in the health and appearance of your lawn. By improving soil health and promoting healthier root growth, lawn core aeration can help you achieve a lush, healthy lawn that can withstand a variety of environmental stresses. Contact us to learn more about how our core aeration services can benefit your lawn.

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