• Core Aeration

  • Benefits of Core-Aeration:

    • Reduces compaction
    • Reduces thatch
    • Increases drought resistance
    • Increases disease resistance
    • Increases nutrient and lime intake
    • Increases rate of seed germination
    • Allows air, water, and nutrients to reach root system
    • A thick, healthy, lush lawn!
  • Western North Carolina soils consist mainly of heavy, dense clay. While clay soils have a lot of potential they are easily compacted and restrict the movement of air, water and nutrients to the roots of your lawn. Core-aeration is the best cultural practice for loosening, sustaining, and renovating already established lawns. The process of core-aeration removes cylindrical plugs from the turf to allow air, water, and nutrients to reach the turf’s fibrous root system. The remaining plugs are left on the grass surface which reintroduces beneficial bacteria to the lawn surface which help break down thatch and improve disease resistance. Aeration is normally performed in the fall in most turf areas and in some cases in the spring. Fertilizer, and especially lime and seed have greatly increased success rates when combined with aeration. Core-aeration will also reduce future maintenance by improving drought resistance and lowering watering need by encouraging a deeper root system.