Reinvigorate your Lawn!
Compact soil and heavy thatch prevent air, water, & fertilizer from reaching the roots. Turfgrass in compacted soil grows slowly, lacks vigor, & becomes thin. Core Aeration allows air, water and fertilizer to better reach the root zone. This stimulates root growth to create stronger, healthier turfgrass.
True or False: Sandy soil in Florida doesn't get compacted.
False: Sandy soil can become compacted. Walking, playing, and mowing all will compact soil. Raindrops and irrigation further compact the soil, reducing large air spaces where roots readily grow. Compaction is greatest in the upper 1 to 1 1/2 inches of soil.
What are the benefits of Aeration?
- Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere
- Enhanced soil water uptake
- Improved fertilizer uptake and use
- Reduced water runoff and puddling
- Stronger turfgrass roots
- Reduced soil compaction
- Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance
- Improved resiliency and cushioning
- Enhanced thatch breakdown
What will I see after an aeration treatment?
Your lawn will be covered with small soil plugs which will naturally breakdown and disappear within a week or two. About 7 to 10 days after, the holes will start to be filled with white, actively growing roots - a sign that the turfgrass is receiving additional oxygen, moisture, & nutrients.
Remember, most lawns benefit from annual aeration. And while you shouldn't expect miracles, especially with poor soil, lawns that receive this care will be healthier, more vigorous, easier to maintain and have fewer pest problems.