Most everyone understands the need for regular feeding, weed control, and proper mowing and watering in maintaining a thick, green, beautiful lawn. But did you know that aeration is just as important as any of these? The benefits of aeration aren’t just here today and gone tomorrow. They continue for months after being performed and work together with all the other services your lawn receives throughout the year.
Core aerating on a regular basis is one of the most important things you can do for your turf. This service removes thousands of plugs (or cores) of soil and thatch from your lawn. As the ¾-inch x 3-inch cores are removed, nutrients, water and, most importantly, oxygen are able to enter the openings where the lawn’s root system can immediately access them. This encourages a thicker, fuller root system for stronger growth. The important final result is that your lawn becomes thicker, greener, has less thatch and holds up to hot, dry weather better than before.
Aeration is almost mandatory in regions with highly compacted soils such as clay. It should be done annually to help your lawn reach its full potential.