LAWN CORE AERATION
Lawn core aeration is the process of removing small cores of soil and grass to allow oxygen, water and nutrients into the root zone. Most lawns in the upper Midwest can benefit from lawn aeration. The most effective lawns traffic, where thatch is abundant and soils that contain excessive clay. If the roots of your lawn are only a couple inches deep, your lawn could benefit from core aeration.
Aeration offers other benefits, including reduced fertilizer and pesticide run-off, improved rooting, as well as increased activity of micro-organisms that help to decompose thatch.
Spring and fall are generally the most effective times to aerate. Depending upon the soil and your specific lawn, we will generally recommend one or two aerations per year.