1. Core aeration relieves soil compaction.
Much lawn soil can pack together from drainage and traffic, which can prevent air, water and fertilizer from reaching your lawn’s root system. This can lead to dead spots, patchy grass, and even thinning. The process of removing cores in core aeration, helps to reduce soil density, thus relieving compaction.
2. Core aeration aids in thatch management.
Thatch is a layer of dead grass that accumulates on your lawn and, if left untreated, can build up to a thick layer, robbing your grass of necessary nutrients and water which can be detrimental to your lawn. Core aeration introduces thatch-decomposing microorganisms from the soil to the top of the thatch layer.
3. Core aeration increases nutrient availability.
Aeration allows air, water and nutrients to penetrate the soil. When nutrients penetrate deeper into the roots, they become available to the turf. This helps to improve the effectiveness of your fertilization treatments and ongoing watering to promote a healthy turf.
4. Core aeration benefits pH modification.
It is recommended to apply lime or sulphur after core aeration in order to promote the change of pH deeper into the soil.
5. Core aeration builds a thicker lawn.
Aeration stimulates root development and growth in both warm and cool season grasses. However, cool season grasses will need overseeding to help fill in bare spots and thicken up the turf. Overseeding following core aeration will enhance the contact between seed and soil.
6. Core aeration helps reduce water runoff and puddling.
If you find your yard has runoff or drainage problems after a rain, aeration could be the fix you need as it makes the soil more absorbent.
At Eastside Lawn and Irrigation, we work with you and achieve the best results for your lawn through proper pre-service preparation and post-service care. Schedule now and we can time your aeration for the most effective benefit to your spring lawn!