Core Aeration is the process of removing small cores of soil and thatch from your lawn and leaving them on the surface of the lawn. The soil is perforated with small holes to allow air, water, and nutrients to reach the grass roots. This process helps the roots grow and produce a stronger lawn. The roots are the most important part of your grass, and when treated properly, they can thrive and produce a thick green lawn.
You should have core aeration done to your lawn if it gets heavy use from children and pets running around. This can lead to soil compaction. You should also have core aeration performed if your lawn dries out easily and has a spongy feel. If this is the case, your lawn might have a thatch problem. A lawn with a layer of thatch one-half inch or thicker should be aerated because it starves the root system of air, water, and nutrients.
Benefits of core aeration:
Core aeration should be done every fall to ensure your lawn stays healthy and strong. If not done annually, then your lawn can become highly compacted, which hinders root penetration, and thatch can appear again. Core aeration allows for more water to be absorbed into the soil, which strengthens the lawn and allows it to grow. In most cases, we recommend core aeration when overseeding.
The lawn professionals at Haluch’s Landscapes can help you with any core aeration needs you have for your lawn. We serve East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Hampden, and Western MA. Give us a call at 413-566-2116 for a free quote!