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Core Aeration


Core Aeration

in Dripping Springs, West Austin, & surrounding areas

Core Aeration is a core component to a great lawn... See what we did there? But seriously, core aeration makes lawn dreams come true. Put simply, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration, the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Please see below for a list of some of the many benefits core aeration can have on your lawn;

  • Improves grass health and root growth - Roots spread out, strengthen, and grow more densely and vigorously. 

  • Increases curb appeal - Your grass will have greener, denser foliage. 

  • Reduces runoff - Permeable soil encourages stormwater to percolate into the ground.

  • Reduces erosion - Thick grass with a strong, dense root system decreases the potential for erosion. 

  • Decreases disease susceptibility - With access to oxygen and nutrients, your grass’s disease resistance is increased.

  • Cuts down on dethatching needs - Although we don't typically ''dethatch'' our Bermuda lawns, aeration promotes better drainage and stimulates microbial activity to help decompose thatch, so you won’t have to use a dethatcher or power rake as frequently. 

  • Increases drought tolerance - With longer, denser roots, your grass can handle our brutal summers a bit better. 

  • Saves water - With more permeable soil, you won’t have to water your lawn as frequently.

  • Controls weeds - Denser, healthy grass will help to prevent and outcompete weeds.

  • Cuts down on fertilizer needs - Nitrogen and potassium deficiencies are common in grasses growing in compacted soil, and these deficiencies lead to the need for additional fertilizer. Aeration helps grasses naturally get the nutrients they need.

  • Increases the population of beneficial organisms - Earthworms, soil insects, aerobic bacteria, and fungi thrive in porous, oxygen-rich soil. Once your soil is aerated, they’ll quickly return and help maintain soil health.

  • Helps winterize your lawn and prepare it for spring success - Fertilization is more effective when combined with aeration. Aeration increases your lawn’s ability to absorb nutrients, which maximizes spring greening.

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