Core Aeration Services
In conjunction with a complete lawn program, core aeration is a cultural practice that can do wonders for the health and beauty of your lawn. It involves the mechanical removal of small soil plugs, or “cores,” which allows water, air, and nutrients to make their way more easily to the turf’s roots where they’re needed.
Why Aerate Your Lawn?
When the particles in the top four inches of the soil layer become tightly compressed, the movement of air, water, and nutrients to the root system of your turf is hampered. The compacted soil can contribute to the accumulation of thatch (a build-up of organic matter beneath the blades of the grass but above the soil), can cause poor drainage, and generally stresses the lawn. If left unchecked, soil compaction weakens your lawn’s root system and makes your lawn more susceptible to pests, weeds, and disease.
The process of core aeration involves using a machine that uses hollow tines to punch holes in the turf and remove small cores (cylindrical volumes of soil). This creates channels through which water, air, and nutrients can penetrate the soil.