Aeration

Roots need to breath. Often, commercial landscapes have compacted soils, bad drainage, and poor soil structure.   Core aeration in turf and soil injections in planting beds can help combat these common problems.
Aeration involves making holes in the lawn by extracting a plug of soil. Aerating your lawn provides the following benefits:

  • Oxygen gets to the roots and the soil allowing it to breathe.
  • Organic fertilizers and nutrients reach the root system.
  • Water is able to soak into the soil and reach the root system.
  • The thatch layer is broken up increasing water infiltration and root depth.
  • compacted soil is loosened allowing the root system to grow.

Aeration combined with applications of compost or compost tea, can improve soil structure, increase soil aggregation and soil pore space. These improvements promote healthier, deeper, more drought tolerant roots.