Aeration relieves the lawn of soil compaction that prohibits growth because the ground becomes too hard. It’s like trying to grow healthy grass on concrete.
Aeration loosens the soil by taking ½ inch-by 1 inch long plugs out of the ground.
- Reduced soil compaction
- Improved water penetration
- Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere
- Improved fertilizer uptake and use
- Reduced water runoff
- Improved rooting
- Improved resiliency and cushioning
- Enhanced thatch breakdown
Following lawn aeration, it is a a good idea to overseed and fertilize the lawn. Removing soil cores allows seed and fertilizer to reach down into the ground, providing better growing conditions.