Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve soil aeration.
This practice is the best thing that could be done to your lawn to improve health and vigor. In most home lawns, the natural soil has been seriously disturbed by the building process. Fertile topsoil may have been removed leaving subsoil that is more compact, higher in clay content and less desirable for healthy lawn growth. Even when topsoil is added before lawns are planted, it is generally too thin to support proper turfgrass rooting, which will reach 8" below the surface. In addition to this, lawns are exposed to further compaction from human activity such as walking, playing and mowing. Rain and irrigation also compacts soil particles, reducing large air spaces where roots can readily grow.
Our aeration service will improve the depth and extent of turfgrass rooting, allowing better water uptake and enhancing fertilizer use. Aeration also greatly speeds up thatch breakdown by incorporating soil into the thatch. This will allow organisms to break down the thatch and reduce its accumulation. This aeration will also, minimize the damage that heavy thatch causes by allowing water, fertilizer and pesticide to reach the soil more.
Prices For 2020 AerationLawns 5,000 sq. ft. & under -- $69.00
Lawns 10,000 sq. ft. & under -- $99.00
Lawns over 10,000 sq. ft. -- Click here to contact your local branch for prices
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