Lawn Aeration

What Is Lawn Aeration?

Aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve soil aeration. The aeration process is also commonly called core aeration in the lawn service industry, and homeowners often refer to it as aeration.

What Are The Benefits Of Aeration?

Core aeration helps the lawn health and vigor, and it reduces maintenance requirements. The following are other benefits of core aeration:

  • Improved air exchange between the soil and atmospheretad_aerating_1_.jpg

  • Enhanced soil water uptake

  • Improved fertilizer uptake and use

  • Reduced water runoff and puddling

  • Improved turfgrass rooting

  • Reduced soil compaction

  • Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance

  • Improved resiliency and cushioning

  • Enhanced thatch breakdown

 
 
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