What is Aeration?
Aeration allows air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the soil. When nutrients penetrate deeper into the root zone, they become available to the turf. This improves the effectiveness of your TruGreen fertilization and ongoing watering to promote healthy turf.
Compacted soil can prevent air, water and fertilizer from reaching your lawn’s root system, causing dead spots, patches and/or thinning. The answer to soil compaction. By removing cores during the aeration process, soil density is decreased, thus relieving compaction.
benefits of aeration
- Thatch Management: Dead grass that accumulates on your lawn can build up to a thick layer, preventing your grass of necessary rain and nutrients which can be detrimental to your lawn if left untreated. Core aeration helps manage that build-up by introducing thatch-decomposing microorganisms from the soil to the top of the thatch layer.
- Builds a thicker lawn: Aeration promotes root development and growth, but cool-season grasses need overseeding to help fill in bare spots and thicken up the turf, which helps crowd out weeds come spring. Overseeding alongside aeration enhances seed-to-soil contact necessary for germination and creates a moist, protected environment optimal for seedling growth and development. Plus, you’ll benefit from Integrity's specially selected grass seed, which offers improved grass growth.
- Reduced water runoff and puddling: If you find your yard has runoff or puddling problems after rain, aeration could be the fix you need.
- Aeration allows air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the soil: When nutrients penetrate deeper into the root zone, they become available to the turf. This improves the effectiveness of your Overseed
- Prepares grass for winter dormancy: Before your grass goes dormant, make sure it’s prepared by pairing fall aeration with fall clean up. Aerating prior to overseeding will help the seed soak in more effectively.