What is core aeration and Why Do It?

What is core aeration and Why Do It?

Core aeration removes small soil plugs from the lawn.  This allows air, water and nutrients to better reach the root system. While improving turfgrass health, this process will strengthen the roots, reduce soil compaction and will enhance heat/drought stress tolerance and thatch breakdown.

Why Core Aerate:

Compact soil prevents grass from establishing a healthy root system and keeps water and fertilizer from reaching the roots.  Walking, playing and mowing, along with raindrops and irrigation, can compact soil.  Aeration can help relieve soil compaction allowing your grass to grow deeper roots and make better use of water and fertilizer for healthier grass.  It will revitalize grass growth and implement new disease and bug resistant grass.  Core aerating your property is an important step to ensuring you lawn has a beautiful and long lasting life.

Benefits of core aeration:

  • improved air exchange between soil and atmosphere.
  • enhanced soil water uptake
  • reduced water runoff and puddling
  • improved fertilizer uptake and use
  • stronger roots
  • enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance
  • improved resiliency and cushioning