Core Aeration

What is Core Aeration?

  • Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn.
  • Core aeration is vital to help a lawn to become thicker and healthier, more drought and weed resistant. Core Aeration can be done at anytime in Spring, Summer, or Fall. (For example, Golf courses aerate up to 4X/year).
  • Aerators can easily damage irrigation heads, so it is important to get irrigation heads marked prior to aerating.

Benefits of Core Aeration

  • Breaks through thatch and eliminates layering
  • Stimulates the breakdown of thatch
  • Helps relieve soil compaction
  • Improves air exchange with roots
  • Has vertical mowing action which stimulates new growth
  • Reduces puddiling and allows more efficient use of water
  • Improves fertilizer uptake and drought stress tolerance
  • Improves turf resiliency and cushioning