Compacted soil and heavy thatch are two of the biggest obstacles to a beautiful lawn. They tend to suffocate grass plants by preventing air, water and nutrients from reaching the root zone. Lawn aeration is accomplished by the use of a lawn aerator equipped with hollow cylinder tines that are designed to penetrate and shatter the soil. Core aeration is an operation that golf courses and athletic field managers perform at least once a year to keep their turf areas looking beautiful. Your lawn is no exception! Core aerating your lawn annually will go a long way in helping it to grow deeper roots and to better uptake moisture and nutrients.
Half-inch diameter plugs of thatch and soil are pulled from the ground during this process, allowing for better air, water, and nutrient soil penetration which will promote a deeper, healthier root system. When aerating your lawn, we perform one or two passes across the lawn depending on the specific service agreed upon. The “cores” are left on the surface of our lawn and will break down after a couple weeks, recycling more nutrients back down into the soil.
Core aeration can be performed in either spring or fall, but fall is preferred when also incorporating seed. If your lawn does not warrant seed during the aeration, we are capable of completing the service into the early winter, as long as we can pull sufficient cores from your lawn.
Be sure to let us know if you have either an underground irrigation system or invisible dog fence. We can still perform core aeration for properties with these systems. We request you have those systems marked in advance, so we can perform your core aeration without any damage.
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