Core aeration uses a machine to remove plugs of soil about ½" wide and 2 to 3 inches long from your lawn. This process can be done in the spring or fall, but we strongly recommend having it done in the fall. It helps reduce thatch build-up and has a much lower impact on your lawn than de-thatching. And unlike de-thatching, there is no clean up involved-- the plugs of soil break down and mix in with the existing lawn.
Benefits of Aeration:
- New grass seed germinates more quickly, due to better seed-to-soil contact created by aeration.
- Nutrients are uniformly mixed.
- Improves resiliency, cushioning, fertilizer uptake and rooting of existing turf grass.
- Reduces soil compaction and water run-off.
- Enhances water uptake, thatch breakdown, and tolerance for the stress of heat and drought.
- Beneficial micro-organisms and earthworms thrive.
- Oxygen reaches the root zone.