Benefits of Lawn Aeration

What is lawn aeration? Lawn aeration is an additional service we provide to many of our maintenance customers. It involves the removal of soil plugs out of the lawn. Lawn aeration is most commonly and effectively done mechanically with a machine that has hollow tines or spoons mounted on a disk or drum. The machine extracts up to 3/4 inch diameter cores of soil and deposits them on the lawn. There are multiple benefits to this process and we offer several different options for our customers who request this service.

Lawn aeration increases the: 

  • Growth rate of the grass thus an improvement in its ability to withstand and recover from pedestrian use
  • Ability of water and fertilizer to penetrate to the grass roots
  • Soil's absorption rate from irrigation
  • Root growth activity contributing to the strength and health of the grass
  • Ability of bacteria present in the soil to break down and decompose the thatch layers thus increasing the soil's ability to hold sufficient amounts of water between waterings
  • Grass's ability to withstand low water situations and heat stress