Core aeration is the mechanical removal of small plugs of soil from the lawn that are then deposited on the surface. Aeration improves the health of the lawn by reducing soil compaction, increasing oxygen levels, therefore allowing fertilizer and water to quickly reach the root zone. Aeration aides in reducing localized hot spots, drought stress, and disease proliferation. In addition, core aeration reduces thatch, therefore increasing microbial activity and increasing the depth of the root zone.
Core aeration is one of the most underrated services in the lawn care profession today. This simple and low cost procedure is proven to provide monumental results that far exceed the cost to perform.