What is aeration?
Aeration expunges thousands of small cores or clods of soil about one inch to three inches in length from your lawn. These soil fragments “melt” back into the lawn after a few rainfalls, blending with whatever thatch exists on your lawn. The holes created by core aeration catch fertilizer and water. Turf roots simply cultivate toward these growth pockets and condense in the process.
What are the benefits of Aeration service?
The single greatest result of aeration is that compacted soil becomes loose, which unleashes a cascade of events that foster healthy grass:
Turf roots can penetrate and spread easily in loose soil, forming the network needed for grass to withstand summer heat and drought.
Openings punched into soil and thatch allow oxygen to permeate the grass root zone environs. Oxygen helps prevent the spread of fungal diseases and enhances the growth of microorganisms that digest lawn thatch.
An aerated lawn also permits fertilizer and water to reach plant roots, which favors healthy growth.
What is Thatch?
Grass plants naturally spread over soil, and occasionally, parts of individual turf plants die and begin to decompose. The thin layer of dead and decomposing bits of grass that lies between actively growing shoots and soil is called thatch. A moderate thatch layer is actually beneficial, insulating soil from sunlight and reducing water evaporation.
If thatch builds up to more than one-half inch, it begins to interfere with water, fertilizer and oxygen absorption by soil and grassroots. When a thick thatch layer is present, turf actually roots into the thatch, which offers no nutritional support—and further weakens the lawn.
When should be done?
Annual or semiannual aeration is recommended for all lawns, especially those with thatch buildup. For warm season grasses, aeration should be done during late Spring. The Fall is the best time to treat cool-season lawns, like Fescue grass.
What is liquid aeration?
Our new product N-Ext Air-8 0-0-5 ® Liquid Aerator is designed to break up and loosen topsoil and encourage deeper rooting to drive more oxygen into the topsoil profile. It provides deeper penetration of water and roots, it can be done anytime during the growing season, covers the entire lawn and there’s no need of markings.
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