Lawn Aeration

As lawns ages or sustain heavy use from play, activities, pets, vehicle traffic and parking, soil compaction can results. Soil compacting forces are most severe in poorly drained, wet or excessively moist sites. Compaction greatly reduces the pore space within the soil that would normally hold air. Roots require oxygen to grow and absorb nutrients and water. Compaction reduces total pore space and the amount of air within the soil. It has a negative impact on nutrient uptake and water infiltration, in addition to being a physical barrier to root growth. This results in poor top growth and lawn deterioration. Core aeration can benefit your lawn by:

•Increasing the activity of soil microorganisms that decompose thatch.

•Increasing water, nutrient and oxygen movement into the soil.

•Improving rooting.

•Enhancing infiltration of rainfall or irrigation.

•Helping prevent fertilizer and pesticide run-off from overly compacted areas.

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