Aeration of your turf surfaces is the natural process of air exchange between the soil and the air. We can help this process by mechanically removing plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn. Core aeration reduces soil compaction; creating a channel through which oxygen, water, and nutrients can penetrate the soil and promote healthy growth.
Gradually, the soil becomes compacted over time and this leaves it undesirable for adequate and healthy lawn growth. Many activities which occur on the soil such as playing, walking, mowing, and watering cause the particles to become compacted and reduces the air space that is needed for sufficient root growth. This occurs mostly in the upper 1 to 1 1/2 inches of soil and needs to be rectified with mechanical aeration.
Mechanical aeration plugs can range up to 3/4 inch in diameter and penetrate the soil up to 4 inches deep, approximately the size of a finger. This process improves the circulation and allows enough air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots. The result is a lawn that is healthier, denser, and more heat and drought tolerant.