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Core aerating your lawn reduces soil compaction which creates a channel through which oxygen, water, and nutrients can penetrate the soil. Now that water and nutrients can more easily travel deeper into the soil, your lawn’s root system will dig deep to retrieve them.
This creates a strong root system which is the starting basis for a beautiful lawn.
Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn.
The best time for aeration is during the growing season when the grass can heal and fill in any open areas after soil plugs are removed. Ideally, lawn aeration of cool-season grasses takes place in early spring or fall.
The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Compacted soil prevents proper circulation of air, water, and nutrients within the soil. Excess lawn thatch or heavy organic debris buried under the grass surface can starve the roots from these essential elements needed to grow.
After creating an avenue for air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the soil, now is the perfect time for seeding. Over-seeding helps thicken thin or bare areas and introduce new and improved grass varieties to your existing turf.
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