Core Aeration Is One Of The Best Things You Can Do For A Beautiful Lawn
A beautiful, lush green lawn is part of the American dream. Unfortunately, most soils across the country are fairly poor for growing turf grass. Compact, rocky, clay, lacking nutrients; not exactly the best growing environment.
Core aeration is the answer.
Core aeration is the process of literally punching holes in the ground below a lawn and lift a soil core out of it. It is done with a machine called a lawn aerator.
Core aeration actually solves two problems that afflict lawns in our area; compact soil and thatch. Our soils are clay based and are naturally compacted. Try pushing your finger through a concrete block. That is what it feels like for a tender root trying to grow through our soils. Aeration breaks up the soil structure and creates spaces for the roots to grow faster, deeper and stronger. Aeration also creates a conduit for air, water and nutrients to reach the plant roots. Additionally, the cores that break up on the lawn surface help create a seed bed to help germinated grass seed take root.
Thatch is a build-up of dead grass materials that lies below the living lawn. If left unchecked, thatch becomes a breeding ground for harmful diseases and insects. Aerating punches holes through the thatch and allows air to circulate. The more air that circulates, the faster the dead grass build-up breaks down.
Partnered with pH adjustment and over seeding, core aeration is one of the best things you can do for your lawn year in and year out.
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