Spring - Aeration - Fall
For Stronger, Healthier Turf!
The overall effect of thatch build up is a turf low in vitality,
easily subject to drought and often affected by disease, insect and drought
Core aeration, is the mechanical removal of soil and thatch in the form of 1/2" diameter
cores, which provides many direct and indirect benefits. Aeration is one
of the only ways to cultivate an established lawn.
Research has shown that either a compacted or thatch infested turf area will benefit
more from AERATION than from any other individual treatment. AERATION is
recommended twice a year until compaction and thatch are under control,
then once a year should be sufficient.
AERATION allows air and water to penetrate through the layers of the soil,
thus, encouraging the development of micro-organisms that literally feed
on thatch, decreasing the thatch content and increasing top soil.
AERATION provides an excellent seed bed by allowing the seed to reach the
soil for proper germination. This seeding method is especially good when
over-seeding an established lawn.
AERATION provides an excellent opportunity to incorporate soil amendments
such as lime and gypsum.
AERATION relieves compaction caused by pounding rains breaking up soil
particles causing the soil peds to pack tighter together forcing out air.
AERATION reduces the likelihood of stress and disease by allowing the root
system to go deeper, keeping the plant healthier and the plant more stable
AERATION relieves compaction caused by foot traffic, children, pets, or
AERATION provides better utilization of fertilizers and insecticides by
allowing these applications to access the root zone for proper uptake.
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