If you’re wondering about core aeration for your lawn, but aren’t sure exactly what it is or what benefits it provides, we can explain. After all, this service offered by Turf Unlimited Inc. can make the difference between having a lawn that looks pretty good, or enjoying one that blows away the neighbors. Learn about the benefits of core aeration for your grass.
Have you ever gone to a park, golf course, or even a friend’s house to see plugs of grass and dirt all over the lawn? It looks like a mess, but that is the aftermath of core aeration.
Workers use specialized machines, which literally pull out a small plug of the grass and soil below. Most machines are designed to remove plugs that are between 1/2 and 3/4 of an inch in diameter.
Having core aeration done on your lawn makes a bit of a mess, but it provides some big benefits.
Consider the following:
When you aerate the lawn, passageways are created into the soil. This softens up the soil, plus provides a pathway for water, nutrients, and air to reach the roots. As water soaks further into the ground, the roots are encouraged to grow deeper, which they can do because the soil is softer.
Depending on your type of grass, usually the best time to aerate is in the middle of spring all the way until the early part of the summer. Contact us at Turf Unlimited Inc. for a professional core aeration. We can ensure the service is done properly and without damaging your sprinklers, so you enjoy a beautiful, healthy lawn for the summer and into the fall.