Lawn aeration, sometimes called core aeration is one of those lawn care services that many people are not familiar with. But most people have seen the benefits of it on a golf course. Golf courses are aerated on a consistent basis to keep the grass looking perfect all of the time.
Although you don't need to aerate your lawn as often as a golf course, it is important to understand what aeration is and why it is important for your lawn. Aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchanges between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. So when we perform an aeration service our equipment removes small plugs of soil and thatch from your lawn which improves the natural soil aeration reducing soil compaction, allowing your grass to grow deeper roots and utilize water and fertilizer more efficiently.
What are the Benefits of Aeration? Lawn aeration sometime referred to as core aeration makes your lawn healthier by:
- Increasing air exchanges
- Improved water absorption
- Increase effectiveness of fertilizer
- Reduces water puddling and water run off
- Stronger root system
- Reduced soil compaction
- Increased drought tolerance
- Reduces thatch build up
How Often Should My Lawn Be Aerated?
There are several factors that determine how often your lawn should be aerated. At a minimum most lawns should be aerated at least annually. If your lawn receives a lot of foot or pet traffic, or has a clay or heavy subsoil your lawn would likely benefit from aeration twice a year. Commercial properties with excessive foot traffic may need aeration as much as 5 times per year depending on the amount of traffic they receive.