What Is Core Aeration?
If you’ve ever wondered why your lawn just isn’t thriving when you think it should, the problem could be thatch build up and compacted soils. Core aeration is a time-tested way to promote root growth and establishment, resulting in a thicker, greener and healthier lawn.
Benefits of Core Aeration
Core aeration can help make your lawn healthier and reduce its maintenance requirements through these means:
- Improves air exchange between the soil and atmosphere
- Enhances soil water uptake
- Improve fertilizer uptake in use
- Reduces water runoff and puddling
- Fortifies stronger turf grass roots
- Reduces soil compaction
- Enhances heat and drought stress tolerance
- Helps break down thatch build-up
How Often Should You Aerate A Lawn?
For best results, we recommend doing core aeration once each year. You simply cannot go wrong with doing core aeration!
When Is The Best Time To Aerate Lawns?
Warm season turf grass such as Bermuda and Zoysia can be aerated as the grass starts to come out dormancy in late April or early May and you can aerate throughout the growing season. Fescue lawns can be aerated earlier in the spring while temperatures are cooler and also as a part of the fall overseeding.