The process of core aeration involves extracting plugs of soil from the lawn. There are many benefits to core aeration, such as:
- It allows water, oxygen, and nutrients (such as fertilizer) to move easily down to the root zone.
- It reduces compaction which helps the roots to grow deeper and thicker, increasing the health and vigor of the turfgrass.
- It reduces excess thatch. Thatch is a layer of organic material between the grass blades and the soil. When it becomes excessive, it can promote pest issues.
As you can see, anyone interested in having a healthy stand of turfgrass should have this service performed, especially in conjunction with a fertilizer application. The benefits speak for themselves! Contact us if you’d like to have your lawn aerated in the spring.