Core Aeration Is One Of The Best Things You Can Do For A Beautiful Lawn

core aerationA 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 core aerationgrow 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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