Power core aeration is one of the most important cultural practices available for your lawn. Aeration helps control thatch, improves the soil structure, helps create growth pockets for new roots and opens the way for water, air and fertilizer to reach the root zone of your lawn.

Annual or semi-annual aeration is advised for all lawns on heavy clay soils, those with a thatch buildup and any lawn that needs to be “thickened up.”

How aeration works

Aeration removes thousands of small cores of soil 1″ to 3″ in length from your lawn. These core “melt” back into the lawn after a few rainfalls, mixing with and helping to break down whatever thatch exists on your lawn.

The holes created by aeration catch air, fertilizer and water. Turf roots naturally grow toward these growth pockets and thicken in the process. Aeration holes also relieve pressure from compacted soils, letting oxygen and water move more freely into the root zone.

Performed once or twice per year, aeration significantly reduces thatch and improves turf growth. For more information, or to schedule this service, give Evergreen a call today!