Lawn aeration is the process of opening up soil so that air, water, and nutrients can reach the grass roots better, thus promoting lawn health and growth. Soil becomes compacted quite easily due to weight of any sort being on the lawn (lawn mowers, people walking, kids playing) and soil composition. If your soil has a lot of clay in it, annual aeration is probably needed to keep your lawn from becoming thin and weak. For most lawns, aeration should be done annually. Every lawn can benefit from aeration when it’s timed well and done properly.
Why Aerating Helps Lawns
Grass roots need air, water and nutrients to grow thick, deep and strong. When soil becomes compacted, even a little bit, it inhibits the flow of these and thinner, weaker turf will result. Aeration creates holes down into the soil to alleviate compaction so air, water and nutrients can reach grass roots.
Core aerator machines use rows of hollow tines that remove plugs of soil from your lawn and deposit them on top, where they break down. The size of the plugs and the holes they create vary in width and depth, depending on the machine used. This is the most effective method to aerate lawns and the method we utilize at Mowing Magic. Call or text us today to arrange a quote for aeration service.