Core Aeration

What is Core Aeration?

Core Aeration is often described as the most important thing you can do to create a healthy, thick and robust lawn. Core aeration is the process of mechanically removing small cores of soil from the lawn using an aeration machine. The aeration machine is designed to penetrate the soil and remove small cores about 2-3” in depth about the same size as your index finger.

The aeration process leaves these plugs of soil and thatch on the surface of the lawn so they can be incorporated back into the lawn. Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, these small cores will decompose and the tiny holes will fill-in within a few weeks.

Why Should I Core Aerate my Lawn?

Core Aeration is extremely beneficial for the health of your lawn for a number of different reasons.

  • Reduces and Relieves Soil Compaction
  • Encourages Deep Healthy Roots
  • Removes Undesirable Excessive Thatch Layers
  • Helps Eliminate Drought Stress
  • Reduces Weed Infestations
  • Reduces Insect and Disease Incidence
  • Increases the uptake of fertilizers and control products
  • Stimulates new turf growth

When and how often should I Core Aerate my lawn?

Typically, the ideal time to have your lawn core aerated is during the spring and fall season when the lawn is actively growing. Normally, Core aerating your lawn once each season is sufficient for good healthy turf. Heavily compacted soils and lawns with excessive thatch buildup may require additional more frequent aerations.

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The Aeration Process

Soil Cores in Hand

Soil Cores left on lawn

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