AERATION-

ImageCore Aeration 

Core aeration is one of the most important cultural practices available for your lawn.  Aeration helps control thatch, improves the soil structure, helps create growth pockets for new roots, helps control disease and opens the way for water and fertilizer to get into the root zone of your lawn.

One or two aerations each year are advised for all lawns on heavy clay soils, those with a moderate to heavy thatch build-up, and any lawn that needs to be “thickened up”.

Aeration removes thousands of small cores of soil 1” to 3” in length from your lawn.  These cores “melt” back into the lawn after a few rainfalls, mixing with whatever thatch exists on your lawn.  The holes created by aeration catch fertilizer and water. 

Turf roots naturally grow toward these growth pockets and thicken in the process.  Aeration holes also relieve pressure from compacted soils, letting oxygen and water move more freely into the root zone. It also saves on the water bill; the water is absorbed before it evaporates.