Your lawn is a living, breathing, and growing entity with many moving parts. Different aspects of lawn care perform different tasks to make your lawn happy and healthy. Fertilization feeds your lawn, providing needed nutrients while pest control treatments seek to eliminate harmful insects and weeds.
Aeration, on the other hand, works as a kind of ‘tune-up’ for your lawn. By loosening the thatch layer and opening up the ground, aeration allows your lawn to absorb nutrients and water more effectively. The space that is created by removing thousands of tiny plugs of soil provides room for turf roots to expand – resulting in healthy and thick top growth. Giving your turf’s roots easier access to water and nutrients means that your lawn will make the most out of irrigation and fertilization.
When they are at their best, lawns process water and nutrients as they give off oxygen – like a well-oiled machine. It doesn’t hurt that they can be beautiful as well! Aeration helps the ‘turf machine’ run smooth and strong throughout the year.