Aeration is one of the best things you can do for your lawn.
Compacted soil and heavy thatch are the two biggest obstacles to a beautiful lawn. They tend to suffocate grass plants by preventing air, water and nutrients from reaching the root zone. This means your lawn looks less than satisfactory in spite of adequate fertilization, water and tender loving care! Aeration opens up the thatch and helps relieve compaction. It should be a regular part of your lawn maintenance program.
Aeration is accomplished through the use of a machine equipped with cylinder-like tines designed to penetrate and shatter the soil. Cores of thatch, soil and grass are actually pulled out of the ground during this process. The plunging action of the tines opens up the soil, allows grass plants to breathe, permits better utilization of fertilizer, air and water and promotes a deeper, healthier root system. And good roots are what growing a good lawn is all about!
Major benefits of aeration
- increases air, water and nutrient movement to the root zone
- intensifies decomposition of thatch
- helps relieve soil compaction
- stimulates new growth
- improves drainage
- provides a better environment for overseeding
- increases the effectiveness of fertilizers and other lawn care products