How can core aeration help your lawn?

How can core aeration help your lawn?

May 03rd 2013

One of our most popular requests each spring is for core aeration. Aeration is important in keeping your lawn healthy and looking great, but what exactly is it?

Aeration is the process of removing hundreds or thousands of plugs from your lawn. These plugs are about 2 inches deep and three-fourths-of-an-inch wide. Evergreen Lawn Care of Gainesville uses advanced drums that evenly pulls the plugs and deposits them back into your lawn so that they can be reabsorbed by the soil.

Immediate changes in your lawn:

  • Fewer puddles and standing water after a heavy rain
  • Less watering requiring during dry periods
  • Helps prevent fertilizer and pesticide run-off

How do you know when your lawn needs aeration? Remove a section of your lawn that is about 6 inches deep. If the grass roots only extend 1-2 inches deep, your soil is compacted and needs to be aerated.