"Breathe Life Into Your Roots"
AERATION is one of the BEST things you can do for your lawn.
Compacted soil and heavy thatch are the two biggest obstacles to a beautiful lawn. They tend to suffocate grass plants by preventing air, water and nutrients from reaching the root zone. This means your lawn looks less than satisfactory in spite of adequate fertilization, water and tender loving care! Aeration opens up the thatch and helps relieve compaction. It should be a regular part of your annual lawn maintenance program.
Aeration is accomplished through the use of a machine equipped with cylinder-like tines designed to penetrate and shatter the soil. Cores of thatch, soil and grass are actually pulled out of the ground during the process. The plunging action of the tines opens up the soil, allows grass plants to breathe, permits better utilization of fertilizer, air and water and promotes a deeper, healthier root system.
Over time your soil naturally becomes compacted, leaving the subsoil undesirable for healthy lawn growth. Walking, playing, mowing, and watering compact particles and reduce the air space necessary for root growth.
Compaction is greatest in the upper 1 to 1 1/2 inches of soil and needs to be relieved by mechanical aeration. This type of aeration plugs 2-3 inch finger size holes into the soil to improve air, water, and nutrient exchange with your roots.
Core Aeration ....
* Stimulates Root Growth
* Enhances Water Uptake
* Reduces Compaction
* Improves Oxygen Content
* Enhances Thatch Control
* Improves Nutrient Availability
SOIL COMPACTION - Turfgrass in compacted soil grows slowly, lacks vigor and becomes thin or does not grow at all. Core aeration removes small cores of soil, depositing them on the surface of the turf. This improves the depth and extent of turfgrass rooting, and it can help save money on your water bill.
Lawn aeration is the process of mechanically removing soil plugs and small portions of thatch from the lawn. Lawn aeration relieves soil compaction and improves the ability of roots to grow deeper into the soil and expand. The mechanical removal of soil plugs is generally recognized as the best way to improve air and gas exchange, along with water and fertilizer intake.
ROOT GROWTH - Core aeration allows air, water and fertilizer to better reach the root zone. This stimulates root growth to create healthier, stronger turf grass plants.
On Long Island mechanical aeration is highly recommended.
Aeration has both Long and Short Term Benefits:
Mechanical aeration is one of the most preventative maintenance services you can do to insure a healthy green lawn. It's like changing the oil in your car.
Severe soil compaction calls for on going aeration. Soil compaction is not going to be solved with one service. Seriously compacted lawns may need to be aerated two or three times a year, both as a preventative and curative measure. No one can estimate how long the benefits of aeration will last, but the experts agree benefits increase with each service.