Core Aeration

Core Aerating your lawn will provide a healthier, greener, more lush lawn by by enabling sufficient oxygen to reach the grass roots. High compaction can occur over time, having too much soil compaction will severely reduce the space around the grass roots which will limit the amount of oxygen that is essential for proper growth for your lawn. Core Aeration allows oxygen to enter the root system of your turf. Oxygen is essential to allow the roots to absorb water and nutrients. Core Aeration alleviates the soil compaction and prevent your lawn from getting “limited” oxygen.

Core Aerator’s have hollow tines or tubes that cut cores out of the soil. Ideally, these soil cores are one-half to three-quarters of an inch in diameter, two to three inches in length, and pulled every six inches on average. The soil cores deposited on the surface are decomposed by irrigation, rainfall, and mowing.

Key benefits of core aeration:

  • Improves turf health by increasing the soil’s access to air, water, and fertilizer
  • Aids thatch management by punching holes in the thatch layer and introducing thatch-decomposing microorganisms from deep in the soil
  • Relieves soil compaction by decreasing soil density to support better absorption of moisture and nutrients
  • Accelerates pH modification by allowing lime or sulphur treatments to penetrate deeper into the soil profile
  • Improves results of over seeding by promoting seed-to-soil contact and creating an optimal growth environment