August 21, 2015
Core Aeration for Hunterdon & Somerset Counties
What is Core Aeration?
Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil form the lawn to improve soil aeration.
Some Benefits of Core Aeration:
1. Improve air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
2. Enhanced soil water uptake.
3. improved fertilizer uptake and use.
4. Reduced water runoff and puddling.
5. Improved turf grass rooting.
6. Reduced soil compaction.
7. Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance.
8. Improved resiliency and cushioning.
9. Enhanced thatch breakdown.
Why is aeration necessary?
In most home lawns, the natural soil has been disturbed by the building process. Fertile topsoil may have been removed or buried during excavation, leaving subsoil that is more compact, higher in clay content and less desirable for healthy lawn growth. Intensively used lawns are exposed to stress from traffic injury. Walking, playing and mowing are forms of traffic that compact soil and stress lawns.
When to Core Aerate:
Annual aeration is beneficial for most lawns. Lawns growing on heavy clay or subsoils, and lawns exposed to intense use benefits from more than one aeration each year. In general, benefits from core aeration increase when tine spacing is closer and penetration is deeper. Most turfgrasses respond favorably to aeration when it is properly timed. Both spring and fall are ideal times to aerate.
We are now scheduling our fall Core Aeration!
Contact us to schedule your free estimate.
Servicing Hunterdon and Somerset Counties.