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Aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve soil structure and reduce compaction.  Core aeration helps the lawn's health and vigor, and reduces maintenance requirements.


The following are other benefits of core aeration:

  • Reduces compaction of soil which allows grass to produce a stronger, healthier root system. Stronger roots will always be a great benefit to your lawn.

  • Fertilizer can get down to the root system more readily.

  • An aerated lawn will absorb more water

  • Reduces water runoff and puddling.

  • Aeration breaks up the thatch layer. Annually aerated lawns will almost never develop a damaging thatch layer.

  • Enhances heat and drought stress tolerance

  • Improves resiliency and cushioning for your feet.

Annual aeration is beneficial for all lawns. Lawns growing on heavy clay or subsoil, and lawns exposed to intense use, benefit from two or more aerations each year. Spring and fall are ideal times to aerate. We generally recommend aerating in the fall, after the stress of summer. Aeration, in combination with fertilization, enhances root growth and improves spring green-up.

Overseeding at the time of Aeration is a great way to thicken up a thin lawn or introduce better grass types to a lawn.  Simply spreading grass seed over a lawn will give very poor results. By aerating first, the soil is cultivated, greatly improving the results. The majority of the new grass will grow in the aeration holes. 'Tufts' of new grass will grow out of the holes and then 'tiller-out' and thicken up the lawn.  Aeration and seeding are an optional service priced on an individual basis. We require payment at time of service either by check, cash, or via www.paypal.com.


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