aerationFor many years, professional golf course greens keepers have known that the secret to a beautiful, dense turf is to aerate their course two or three times each year to allow the healthy grass roots to thrive.

This mechanical process is designed to reduce soil compaction, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to get into the root system of the plant. Compaction occurs primarily on the surface of the soil and can range from ¼ in to ½ in deep, keeping water, nutrients and other crucial factors out of the soil. Aerating machines pull plugs from the turf area, creating large pores that will allow moisture and nutrients to move freely through the soil layers.

Low fertility, combined with summer stresses, diseases and compaction dampens the ability of turf grass to naturally ‘fill-in’ or thicken. These stresses create many bare areas, some very small and some quite large. The overseeding process thickens the lawn by placing new seed, and ultimately new grass plants, into these bare areas.



Benefits to Core Aeration

One or two aerations each year are advised for all lawns on heavy clay soils, those with a moderate to heavy thatch build-up, and any lawn that needs to be “thickened up”.

  • Fills in bare spots to provide a thick, green lawn
  • Choke out weeds and crabgrass
  • Loosen and decompact your soil
  • Increases root development
  • Increases water retention
  • Improves overall plant health
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Aeration before afterWhen Should You Aerate Your Lawn?

The best time for aeration is during the growing season, when the grass can heal and fill in any open areas after soil plugs are removed. Ideally, aerate the lawn with cool season grass in the early spring or fall and those with warm season grass in the late spring.

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