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Benefits of Core Aerating Your Lawn

Don't overlook problems associated with soil compaction.

Benefits of Aeration

There are many benefits to aerating a lawn. Over the course of a season, mowing, traffic on the lawn, rain etc., compacts the topsoil to where it is difficult for rain water to penetrate the surface causing run off and causes less air flow to the root system resulting in grass that looks choked or depleted of its nutrients.

Core aeration is the process of removing small plugs of thatch and soil of up to 4 inches in length from the lawn to improve air flow in the soil. Its benefits include:

  • Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere

  • Enhanced water intake

  • Improved fertilizer uptake and use

  • Reduced water runoff and puddling

  • Stronger grass roots

  • Reduce soil compaction

  • Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance

  • Improved resiliency & cushioning

  • Enhanced thatch breakdown

Picciotti Lawn & Landscaping, LLC recommends aerating once per year on lawns with high traffic areas and every other year for all others. The best time of year to aerate is either during the spring before the warm weather arrives or during the fall after the warm weather has left. Spring aeration is very effective as it enhances the fertilization process creating a healthier lawn which is more sustainable during warm weather.

Benefits of Aeration & Over Seeding

  • All the benefits of aeration listed above plus

  • Helps fill in bare spots

  • Improves turf density and color

  • Helps lawn withstand damage from insects, disease, drought, shady conditions and heavy traffic

  • Reduces the amount of pesticides necessary to control insects, grubs and weeds

Increases the lawn's drought tolerance and improves its overall health

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