If you own a home with a lawn, you have undoubtedly heard of lawn aeration and thatching. The idea is to puncture the earth and thatch to allow air and other elements to penetrate into your lawn. Core aeration is an advanced technique that remove plugs of earth instead of only pressing a hole into the lawn, creating a higher level of aeration and more benefits for your lawn.
Benefits of Core Aeration
Core aeration is performed with lawn aerator that uses machinery to remove plugs of earth from your lawn. These are larger holes than the average tines that are used for lawn aeration or thatching. These larger holes are the key to a healthy lawn, providing benefits including:
– Better nutrient absorption. The larger holes allows fertilizer, water and other nutrients to penetrate deep into the soil, feeding your lawn.
– Reduce moss. Has your yard become overrun with moss? Trapped moisture is the perfect growing environment for moss. Core aeration breaks up compacted roots and soil that trap excess moisture and feed moss growth.
– Let your grass breathe. Grass roots need to breathe for optimum health. Aeration lets the air in that your grass needs to grow green, thick and beautiful.
Regular core aeration can help keep the soil under your lawn loose and aerated for the best growing potential. For warm weather grasses, aeration is best done in the late spring or early summer, while cold weather grasses should be core aerated in the fall.
To have your lawn core aerated, talk to your local landscaping company that offers core aeration. Since it requires special equipment and skill, it is best to have a professional perform this annual service.
Posted on behalf of:
Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping