BENEFITS OF CORE LAWN AERATION
IMPROVES NUTRIENT ABSORPTION AND ROOT GROWTH
When performing lawn aeration you are pulling small round plugs of soil out of the lawn creating thousands of small holes which allows water and nutrients from the sun, air, and fertilizers to reach deeper into the roots of the lawn.
PREVENTS SOIL COMPACTION
Without core aeration the soil becomes compacted and hard and the nutrients have trouble penetrating deeply into the roots of the lawn. When soil becomes compacted, instead of soaking in, water runs off sometimes resulting in pooling or standing water which can lead to minor drainage problems.
REDUCES IRRIGATION COST
Because water runs off compacted soil, it takes longer to adequately water lawns. Lawn aeration improves water absorption and helps reduce both water usage and irrigation costs. And, just as water runs off compacted soil, so does fertilizer — so you are paying for expensive fertilizer that never reaches the lawn’s roots. Not only does aeration contribute to the bottom line, but it also supports efforts to waste less water.
INCREASES CURB APPEAL, QUALITY OF LIFE, AND PROPERTY VALUE
Probably the most visible benefit to core aeration is curb appeal. Within a few short weeks of aeration and the application of routine fertilizer, lawn health will improve, dramatically revealing a visibly thicker, lush green turf — contributing to both increased quality of life and property values. And, what about the the soil plugs? They disintegrate within a couple of lawn mowings and redistribute themselves back into the soil leaving no traces.