Aeration is the process of mixing or circulating air with a liquid or substance. With core aeration for lawns, plugs of soil and turf are removed from the lawn, which results in improved air circulation throughout. This process is also referred to as lawn aeration, and it provides several benefits. If you’ve never considered this procedure for your lawn, here are a few reasons to take another look.
When you provide more air to your lawn, it provides a natural way to control weeds. Many people don’t know this and they turn to conventional chemical weed killers. Aeration is a safe and effective way to keep weeds away. That’s because it makes your lawn thicker and denser, and this in turn discourages the growth of pesky weeds that easily find their way through sparser covers with more room for growth. Core aeration makes your lawn healthier in more ways than one.
Your lawn’s entire root system is also strengthened through the aeration process. Roots are cut or sliced when soil is removed, and this encourages the growth of new root shoots, thus increasing the overall number of root systems in your lawn as a whole. This is an advantage because it leads to a thicker lawn. Not only is a thicker lawn more visually appealing, but it contributes to the aforementioned weed prevention.
Plants in an aerated lawn are better able to absorb the nutrients from the soil and absorb the water that is provided to them. This benefits not only the grass plant of your lawn but also any other plants that grow there.
Having a lawn care professional perform core aeration can be one of the smartest investments you make in terms of your yard’s health. With a professional taking care of the lawn aeration you will know the job is being done right and you won’t have to worry about the physical strain of pulling the plugs and soil yourself.