Lawn Aeration & Dethatching Services in Burlington, WI

Koch Kuts is the premier choice for core aeration services in Burlington, WI and the surrounding areas. If you’re interested in a free quote for your property, fill out our online form or call us at 262-534-9509.

Core aeration is essential to the health and beauty of your lawn. Compacted soil and thatch build-up make it difficult for nutrients to reach the root system beneath your lawn. Core aeration provides a pathway that allows water, oxygen, and fertilizer to reach your root system; promoting grass growth. We are proud to serve residential & commercial clients throughout Burlington, Rochester, Honey Creek, Waterford, Tichigan, Mukwonago, East Troy, Spring Prairie, Elkhorn, Lake Geneva, or the surrounding areas.

Core Aeration – How & Why

You want grass that grows long and strong. Compacted soil can impede your lawn’s ability to maintain healthy grass growth. If your grass is wilted, thin, and not growing very well, you likely have a problem with compacted soil or thatch build up. Core aeration is an effective solution.

Core aeration is the process of removing small plugs of soil and thatch from your lawn. This creates an open pathway for nutrients to reach and feed your root system. When aerating a lawn, timing is important. Early spring is the most ideal time of the year for core aeration. Lawns with soil compaction problems may also need to be aerated again in early fall.

Core aeration improves the depth and extent of your lawn’s grass root system. The holes left behind from aerating your lawn will fill in with white, actively growing roots. After core aeration, it’s important to continue basic lawn care practices such as proper fertilizing, mowing, and watering.

Benefits of Core Aeration

Aerating your lawn yields many benefits, including:

— Reduced soil compaction

— Enhanced thatch control

— Enhanced water uptake

— Improved oxygen content

— Improved nutrient storage

— Reduced water run-off and pooling

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Aerate Your Grass & Keep it Growing Thick & Lush

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.

Discover the Three Layers of Your Lawn and the Importance of Dethatching

Your lawn is composed of three distinct layers that work together to create a healthy, lush landscape. The below-ground root system is responsible for anchoring the grass and absorbing water and nutrients from the soil. Above ground, the green, living shoots provide the visual appeal and functionality of a well-maintained lawn. Sandwiched between these two layers is the thatch, a layer of dead grass, roots, and other organic debris. When thatch accumulates to excessive levels, it can hinder the flow of water, nutrients, and air to the root system. Dethatching your lawn regularly, usually during the spring or fall, helps remove this troublesome layer, allowing your grass to breathe and absorb essential elements more effectively. This revitalizing process promotes robust root development and enhances overall turf quality, ensuring a thriving and beautiful lawn.