Aeration and Thatching are both an important part of your lawn care program. Aeration is the process of mechanically removing cores of turf to improve the flow of air, water and nutrients in dense, compacted soil. Soil compaction is the greatest cause of turf deterioration. It’s mainly caused by lawn traffic such as walking and mowing, is one of the greatest causes of turf deterioration. When soil is compacted, dirt particles are forced together, reducing the area where roots can grow. Aeration relieves soil compaction by improving the exchange of water and – critical nutrients to grass roots.
Thatching can also be a great step toward a healthy lawn. The best time to thatch is in the fall and late spring when your lawn is dry and the thatch is light and fluffy. This allows us to remove the maximum amount of thatch, while minimizing stress to your lawn. With thatch removed, air, water, nutrients, herbicides and pesticides can do their job more efficiently. Turf becomes healthier and more resistant to insect damage and disease.