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Benefits of Core Aeration

Overall, core aeration helps to improve the overall health and appearance of your lawn by addressing common issues like soil compaction, thatch build-up, and poor nutrient absorption. Regular aeration, ideally done once or twice a year, can significantly contribute to a lush, green, and resilient lawn.

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Soil Compaction

Over time, soil can become compacted, which restricts the movement of air, water, and nutrients to the roots of your grass. Core aeration helps alleviate soil compaction by creating small holes in the lawn, allowing for better air and water circulation. This, in turn, promotes healthier root growth.

Nutrient Abosrption

By creating openings in the soil, core aeration allows fertilizers and nutrients to reach the root zone more effectively. This helps grass plants to absorb the necessary nutrients for growth and overall health. Aeration can also help prevent nutrient runoff, ensuring that the nutrients stay in the root zone for longer.

Root Development

The holes created during core aeration encourage the development of new and stronger roots. As the roots grow into the open spaces, they become denser and more efficient at absorbing water and nutrients from the soil. Stronger roots lead to healthier and more resilient grass plants that are better able to withstand stressors such as drought, disease, and foot traffic.

Absorption & Drainage

Core aeration improves the water-holding capacity of the soil by allowing water to penetrate deeper into the root zone. This helps prevent water runoff and encourages the roots to grow deeper, making your lawn more resistant to drought conditions. Additionally, aeration improves drainage in areas that are prone to waterlogging, preventing the accumulation of excess water that can lead to root rot and other problems.

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Reduction of Thatch Build-Up

Thatch is a layer of dead grass, roots, and other organic matter that accumulates between the grass blades and the soil surface. Excessive thatch can hinder the movement of air, water, and nutrients to the roots. Core aeration helps break up and reduce thatch build-up, promoting a healthier lawn.

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Seed Germination

Core aeration creates an ideal environment for overseeding. The holes provide direct contact between the soil and the seeds, improving germination rates and the establishment of new grass plants. This can be particularly beneficial for repairing bare patches, thin areas, or introducing new grass varieties to your lawn.

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Core Aeration

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Just $90 per service*

*up to 2000 sqft service area

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