Aeration can save up to 50% of your watering bill.
lawn aeration is an important part of good lawn care. It can help
you achieve a beautiful, attractive lawn that's the showplace of the
neighborhood. Aeration can really benefit you as well as your
What is Aeration?
Aeration is the removal of small cores of soil to allow air, moisture
and fertilizer down to the root zone, helping your lawn to breath.
The removal of these small cores in a lawn also helps prevent rain water
run-off by allowing moisture to reach the root zone of your
How is Aeration Done?
Our specially designed aeration equipment consists of a series of hollow
coring tines mounted on wheels. When these tines are rolled over
your lawn, they puncture the soil systematically removing small
"plugs". The equipment is compact and can be easily used
in a confined area.
How does Aeration Help
The controlled removal of the small soil cores has many benefits.
It allows fertilizer, water and air to quickly reach the root zone of
your grass. This creates healthy roots and thicker, more beautiful
lawns. Additionally, core removal helps reduce soil compaction,
generally a problem in newer subdivisions. Aeration also helps
retard thatch build-up by increasing micro-organism activity, allowing
thatch to decompose naturally. Aeration also saves watering
because run-off is reduced, allowing moisture to get into the soil
faster and deeper.
Yardmasters Inc. recommends Aeration:
1. If your soil is
diagnosed as "compacted". Solution is
2. If your lawn has
developed a thatch problem, or is developing a thatch problem.
Solution is Aeration.
3. If you have
"hard clay" soil or compacted lawn areas due to heavy traffic
paths. Solution is Aeration.
4. If your lawn has
not been aerated for at least one year, and the grass is losing its
"bounce". Solution is Aeration.
for Soil Compaction
improper watering and lack of fertilizer are often blamed for a lawn's
decline when the real culprit is soil compaction. Lawn aeration is
the only method to alleviate soil compaction, giving the root systems
the adequate amount of air, water, and fertilizer to create a healthy
and plush green lawn.
Compacted soil has a higher density per square foot. A test for
compacted soil can be made by feeling the resistance against a screw
driver inserted vertically into the soil. Check high traffic areas
against other areas in several places. If the screw driver offers
considerable resistance in some spots, you can pretty well assume the
soil is compacted. Turf grass in compacted soil grows slowly,
lacks vigor and becomes thin, weakened, or does not grow at all.
Core aeration removes small cores (see picture) of soil, depositing them
on the surface of the turf. This improves the depth and extent of
turf grass rooting, and it can help save money on your water bill.
Lawn aeration by
mechanically removing soil plugs is the best and most efficient way to
combat soil compaction and serious attacks of thatch. It relieves
the stress on the grass and improves the ability of the roots to grow
deeper into the soil and expand. The mechanical removal of soil
plugs is generally recognized as the best way to improve air and gas
exchange, along with water and fertilizer intake.
AIR, WATER AND FERTILIZER
BETTER ABLE TO REACH THE ROOTS
AFTER CORE AERATION.