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Fall Core Aeration

By January 17, 2024No Comments

Fall Core Aeration, Saginaw Bay City Midland Aeration, Aeration Near Me,

Due to the type of season we have had, a fall aeration will be more important than any other year in recent memory. A month of drought-conditions in June, followed by the wettest July on record, is a prescription for a multitude of turf issues. The following is a list of issues that can occur down the road, all of which an aeration will greatly help to improve.

1️⃣ Poor Drainage: Compacted soil often leads to poor water drainage, which can result in runoff. By aerating your lawn, you’re allowing water to soak into the soil, reducing runoff and preventing waterlogged areas.

2️⃣ Heavy Thatch Buildup: Thatch – that layer of dead grass and debris – can suffocate your lawn if left unchecked. Aeration helps break down thatch, allowing it to decompose naturally promoting a thicker, more resilient turf to disease, fungus and insects.

3️⃣ Turf Fungus: Common fungi we see include dollar spot, leaf spot, red thread, rust and necrotic ring spot. A well-aerated lawn promotes a healthy ecosystem of beneficial microbes and organisms in the soil. These little helpers break down organic matter, releasing valuable nutrients that your grass needs to flourish.

4️⃣ Extreme Compaction: High-traffic areas and heavy machinery can compact the soil, stressing your turf. Aeration provides relief by loosening the soil, reducing compaction, and giving your lawn room to breathe.

What is Core Aeration? Core aeration is a lawn care practice that involves mechanically removing small plugs or cores of soil from the turf grass area. This process helps to alleviate soil compaction, improve air exchange, enhance water absorption and promote overall root growth and health in the lawn.

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