What is core aeration?
Core aeration effectively delivers more oxygen to the lawn’s root system. As a result, the root system drives deeper into the soil to promote better establishment and vitality of the lawn. This, combined with proper watering, fertilization and weed control, allows your lawn to be the best it can be.
What are the benefits of core aeration?
Core aeration can help make your lawn healthier and reduce its maintenance requirements through these means:
- Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
- Enhanced soil water uptake.
- Improved fertilizer uptake and use.
- Reduced water runoff and puddling.
- Stronger turf grass roots.
- Reduced soil compaction.
- Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance.
- Improved resiliency and cushioning.
- Enhanced thatch breakdown.
How do you aerate a lawn?
Call us and request a quote. We will provide you with a price immediately. We use commercial grade core aeration machines. Each machine has numerous 4 inch hollow tines. As as result, each tine removes a plug of lawn as the machine rolls forward. To avoid a section of the lawn being missed, we overlap each pass. We allow the plugs to lay on your lawn to break down naturally and return to the soil top dressing.
How often does core aeration need to be done?
We recommend once per year for the average residential lawn. If lawns are subject to heavy traffic or have a considerable amount of thatch, we recommend it more often. For example, a homeowner’s lawn around their child’s play set is subject to compaction from the heavy traffic. A sports field is also subject to heavy traffic and increased soil compaction.
When is the best time to aerate the lawn?
For warm season grasses such as bermudagrass, zoysiagrass and st. augustine should be aerated in late spring or early summer, when the grass is actively growing. This applies to our lawns here in Mckinney, Frisco, Plano, Allen, Melissa, etc. We recommend avoiding aeration practices when these warm season grasses are still dormant to avoid the promotion of unwanted weed growth. For cool season grasses such as fescue and rye varieties, we recommend a fall aeration prior to the annual over-seeding process. As a result, some of the seeds to get down into the soil where they can germinate and grow deeper roots.
What is the easiest was to aerate your lawn?
Call Texas Lawnscapes at 972-872-5042 or fill out an estimate request on our website and we will respond quickly. Save yourself the time and money of having to rent an aeration machine. Most often, we can perform the service for less than the cost of the rental, and you won’t have to lift a finger!