If you would like to learn more about our lawn aeration service, please contact Greenwell Landscaping of Penfield, NY at 585-576-3892 or email us. Thanks.
POWER CORE AERATION
Power core aeration is one of the most important cultural practices available for your lawn. Lawn aeration helps control thatch, improves the soil structure, helps create growth pockets for new roots, and opens the way for water and fertilizer to reach the root zone of your lawn. Annual or semi-annual lawn aeration is advised for all lawns on heavy clay soils, those with a thatch buildup, and any lawn that needs to be "thickened up" aerate lawn regularly.
HOW AERATION WORKS AND
LAWN AERATION BENEFITS
Lawn aeration removes thousands of small cores of soil 1" to 3" in length from your lawn. These cores "melt" back into the lawn after a few rainfalls, mixing with whatever thatch exists on your lawn. The holes created by a lawn aerator catch fertilizer and water. Turf roots naturally grow toward these growth pockets and thicken in the process. Lawn aeration holes also relieve pressure from compacted soils, letting oxygen and water move more freely into the root zone.
WALK BEHIND POWER
The type of equipment used influences the benefits obtained from a core aerator
with hollow tines removes soil cores. Equipment with open tines divots the soil surface. For best results Greenwell landscaping uses a power core lawn aerator.
Lawn aeration equipment varies in tine size up to 3/4 inch and in depth of penetration up to 3 inches,
depending on the manufacturer's specifications penetration depends on soil type, soil moisture, tine diameter, and the weight and power of the lawn
aerator. For example, tines penetrate sandy soils easier than they penetrate heavy clay soils,
and penetration is better in moist soils than dry soils. In general, turf responds best when core
holes are close and deep.
A 3/4-in. aeration tine with 6-in. spacing and a penetrating depth of 3 inches removes about 1.2
percent of the soil's volume in that 3-in. profile. The closer the tine placement removes more
soil, exposes more soil surface area for water and fertilizer uptake, and it alleviates compaction
quicker then the wider tine spacing. For best results aerate lawn regularly.
REGULAR LAWN AERATION CAN HELP AVOID COSTLY LAWN RENOVATION
Thatch on your lawn works like a thatched roof. This layer of roots, stems and other plant parts sheds water and prevents fertilizers and insect controls from moving freely into the soil. Thatch that is too heavy can make major lawn renovation necessary. A regular core aeration and overseeding helps thatch break down naturally and speeding up decomposition. Performed once or twice per year, core aeration significantly reduces thatch and improves turf growth.
Overseeding in cool season areas, will fill-in bare or thin spots and help build a thicker lawn faster. The new seed quickly takes root in the freshly aerated lawn and provides new life to your already established grass. As your lawn gets thicker and healthier, your new grass plants help reduce the chance of new weeds sprouting.
If you would like to learn more about our lawn aeration service, please contact Greenwell Landscaping of Penfield, NY at 585-576-3892 or fill out the form below. Thanks for choosing Greenwell Landscaping.