Lawn Aeration

Lawn aeration is the process of removing small soil plugs or cores out of your lawn. A machine is used to remove two to three inch deep cores out of your lawn. Lawn aeration is used to reduce compaction of soil from lawn mowing, foot traffic and pets. Low areas in your lawn that frequently accumulate puddles from rain are also areas susceptible to lawn compaction.

Lawn aeration is done to improve “microbial activity” in the soil which reduces thatch buildup. It increases air, water, and nutrient movement in the soil. Lawn aeration improves root growth which in turn reduces watering needs. It also reduces water and fertilizer run off due to compacted soil. Lawns can be aerated any time of year. Golf courses aerate their greens every year because of its great benefit. I would recommend aerating your lawn at least once every three years.