Lawn Renovation: Why Aerate
Removing small cores of soil from your lawn reduces soil compaction and promotes root growth for healthier grass! Consider aerating at least once per season. Areas that become highly compacted will stay healthier by aerating. Areas where you pile snow through the winter, areas around play structures, and even that area on your lawn where the flyer guys cut across from the neighbours house are areas that get compacted.
What are the Benefits of Aeration?
Core aeration can help make your lawn healthier and reduce its maintenance requirements through these means:
- Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
- Enhanced soil water uptake.
- Improved fertilizer uptake and use.
- Reduced water runoff and puddling.
- Stronger turfgrass roots.
- Reduced soil compaction.
- Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance.
- Improved resiliency and cushioning.
- Enhanced thatch breakdown.