For decades, professional golf course greens keepers have known the secret to a beautiful, dense turf is to aerate their courses two or three times each year, allowing healthy grass roots to thrive. Allow the experts at Turf Care Enterprises to perform core aeration on your lawn and enjoy a lush, healthy, thick turf.

Basics of Core Aeration

Core aeration is the mechanical process of making thousands of small holes in the turf by pulling tiny plugs from the ground. The plugs you see as a result of aeration will usually break down in a few weeks. The rate at which they break down is dependent on the amount of rain we receive. The soil plugs contain billions of beneficial micro organisms, these organism feed on your thatch as they filter through it.

Benefits of Core Aeration

The benefits of aerating your lawn cannot be overstated. The tiny holes allow for better penetration of air, moisture and nutrients to your lawn’s roots. A deep healthy root system is the key to a beautiful, thick, green lawn. Aeration helps reduce soil compaction, allowing rain to penetrate before running off, which means less watering on your part. Aeration also helps to prevent and reduce thatch build up, which means less insect and disease activity.

Aeration is recommended for lawns dealing with too much thatch, compact soil, or sloped areas of the lawn. Aeration is also recommended prior to overseeding, as the holes will foster better seed to soil contact – which is crucial for proper seed germination and establishment.

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Pro Tip: Don’t Skip Core Aeration

Aeration provides the single most important benefit for your lawn. If you want the best-looking lawn on your block, don’t skip this important service.

Common Questions About Aeration

When is the best time to aerate my lawn?

We recommend that you aerate your lawn twice a year, once in the Spring and again in the Fall to establish and maintain a healthy root system. If you are only able to aerate once a year, we recommend aerating in the Fall as this is when turf grass starts to rebuild its root systems. Fall is also the best time to over seed, and the aeration holes allow for essential seed to soil contact. Our green team at Turf Care Enterprises is always happy to discuss your lawn’s specific needs and offer guidance on any questions or problems you may be seeing on your property.

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