Core Aeration

Give your lawn a breath of fresh air.

Core aeration is the process of perforating your lawn’s soil with small 2-3 inch holes in order to allow vital nutrients, water and oxygen to find their way down to the recesses of even the most densely compact soil. 

Why should we poke holes in my yard?

By definition, compacted soils have too many solid particles in a certain volume or space, which prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients, essentially starving the roots from these essential elements.

Does your lawn need care aeration? We’ll be happy to pay you a visit and offer a thorough examination, however here are a few guidelines to help you determine if aeration may be beneficial:

• Does your lawn enjoy heavy use, such as serving as the neighborhood playground or racetrack?

• Was your lawn established as part of a newly constructed home? Often, the topsoil of newly constructed lawns is stripped or buried, and the grass established on subsoil has been compacted by construction traffic.

• Does your lawn dry out easily or have a spongy feel?

• Was your lawn established by sod? If so, your lawn may be a victim of soil layering. Soil layering means that soil of finer texture, which comes with imported sod, is layered over the existing coarser soil. This layering can disrupt drainage and perhaps lead to compacted soil conditions.

What time’s good for you?

Core aeration can be done any time of year but is most effective in the spring and fall. 

In fact, we strongly suggest to our customers that we perform aeration in the spring to ensure proper root growth. This timing also allows the soil to breathe and absorb all the fertilizers that we’ll be applying soon after.

Want to know more? Contact us today or complete the Request a Quote form on this page to schedule a consultation.