Health and beauty are root deep. Over time, the soil beneath grass gets compacted, which impedes root growth. Compaction is a result of foot traffic, lawn maintenance and clay soil. This compaction prevents grass from establishing a healthy root system and keeps air, water and fertilizer from reaching the roots.

  • Improves Overall Air Exchange
  • Increases Fertilizer Effectiveness
  • Enhances Water Absorption
  • Generates Healthy Root System

Aeration is one of the best things you can do to keep your lawn looking green and healthy. It relieves soil compaction that can literally squeeze the life and breath out of your lawn. Compaction is the result in down pressure on the soil from foot play, lawn equipment and more. In fact, a compaction layer as thin a ¼ of an inch can block the flow of water and nutrients and restrict the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen, all Vital to plant health. Aeration loosens compacted soil, penetrates thatch and opens entryways to the root zone for water and nutrients to grow. Aeration enables carbon dioxide to escape from the soil and oxygen to enter allowing plants to breathe. Most importantly aeration helps turf grass roots stay health and grow. The fact is lawns with long healthy roots below are beautiful green and amazing above.

In Abilene majority of lawns have warm-season grass like Bermuda, zoysia and st. augustine. The best time to aerate is mid-spring to early summer before it gets too hot and dry and also early-fall before it gets too cold. Lawns with heavy traffic or heavy clay should be aerated more frequently (1-2 times a year).

If you’re unsure if you have a warm or cool season grass in your yard, a simple way to tell is to note whether or not your lawn turns brown during the winter. If it does, this is likely a warm-season grass that enters dormancy during the cold season and returns to it’s green state in the spring.

What to expect after aerating

Immediately after aeration, your lawn will have a bunch of plugs (soil cores) laying on top. These plugs will melt away and disappear into the lawn – usually within a couple of weeks. Watering will help “melt” the plugs a bit sooner, and help the lawn recover from the stress of aeration.

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