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The Benefits of Lawn Aeration

Core aeration is one of the most important cultural practices available for your lawn. Our aeration equipment removes thousands of small cores of soil from your lawn that are 2 inches deep, 0.5 to 0.75 inches wide and spaced 4-5 inches apart. These cores will gradually dissolve back into the “thatch,” while leaving small holes for turf roots to grow back into.

How does aeration help my lawn?

Controls Thatch
Thatch is a layer of under-composed stems, roots and other plant parts on the top of the soil, which inhibits water, air and fertilizer from moving into the root zone. Thatch is usually found on older lawns with a low soil pH and in situations where excessive clippings have consistently been left on the lawn. Regular aeration helps thatch break down naturally by mixing the soil cores into the thatch and speeding up decomposition.

Loosens Compacted Soil
Annual or semi-annual aeration is recommended on lawns with heavy clay soils. Aeration will help loosen up compacted or clay soils so that air, water and nutrients can penetrate into the root zone of the soil more effectively.

Reduces Water Runoff
By controlling thatch, loosening up soil and making thousands of small holes in your turf, water will be able to penetrate into the root zone much better, making more efficient use of your irrigation.

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