Aerating your lawn can help to reduce thatch, increase moisture retention and improve the overall quality of your lawn.
What is Aeration?
Aerating your lawn stimulates deep root growth ensuring a strong and more luscious lawn. Aerating is the task of perforating the turf and soil with small holes, to allow for air, water and nutrients to permeate. When your soil becomes too compact from heavy use or density, it can prevent water and nutrients from being properly absorbed and essentially starve your lawn.
Spring is the time to analyze the condition of your soil. If there is too much heavy clay in it, aeration is the best solution.
Fall is a great time to aerate as it helps to ensure oxygen and water get into your soil and into your lawn. Ideally, aerating should typically be done twice a year.
Core aeration will save you money by reducing your maintenance needs. Benefits Include:
- Increased oxygen deeper in the soil where grass roots reside.
- Promoted soil water uptake and reduced water runoff and pooling.
- Improved fertilizer uptake and less wasted product.
- Reduced soil compaction allows for stronger roots and better growth.
- Lower heat and drought stress damage.
- Enhanced resiliency and cushioning under each step.
- Promoted thatch breakdown through organic microbial decomposition.