Aeration can be an extremely vital element to a healthy lawn because it allows air and water to penetrate built-up grass or lawn thatch. Our Turf Pride Lawn Care aeration technicians use the proper techniques and equipment to perforate the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn.
The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Compacted soils have too many solid particles in a certain volume or space, which prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients within the soil. Excess lawn thatch or heavy organic debris buried under the grass surface can also starve the roots from these essential elements.
Aeration helps all lawns, especially those growing on compacted soils. Aeration allows better water uptake, enhancing fertilizer use and speeding up thatch breakdown.
Immediately after aeration, your lawn will be dotted with small plugs pulled from the soil. Within a week or two, these plugs of thatch and soil break apart and disappear into the lawn. About a week after aeration, aerification holes will be filled with white, actively growing roots. These are a sign that the turf grass is responding to additional oxygen, moisture, and nutrients in the soil.
After aeration, your lawn will be able to use less water without showing signs of wilt. With repeat aerations, your lawn will show enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance, saving you water and money. Lawn experts agree that all lawns benefit from twice annual aeration. Lawns on slopes or in extremely poor soil will benefit with three to four aerations annually.
During your aeration appointment, we can also fertilize and overseed your lawn. Remember, with Turf Pride Lawn Care, your lawn is serviced by trained professionals using modern, state-of-the art equipment. And our equipment does not damage sprinkler heads.