To maintain a beautiful lawn, it is important to ensure that nutrients can reach the soil beneath your grass. In order to maintain a beautiful lawn core aeration can be an extremely important element to a healthy lawn. For example, core aeration plugs holes into the grass which allows air and water to penetrate the built-up grass or lawn thatch and reaches the soil.
Core aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This particularly helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. Thus, you should notice an immediate improvement in water runoff from rain and sprinklers. Your lawn will also be better equipped to handle drought conditions after it has been aerated.
The main reason to core aerate a lawn is to relieve soil compaction. For instance, compacted soil may have to many solid particles in a certain volume or space. In this case, the compacted soil prevents proper circulation of air, water, and nutrients within the soil. The best time for aeration is during the growing season, when the grass can heal and fill any open areas after we remove the soil plugs. Ideally, core aerate the lawn with cool season grass in the early spring or fall, and those with warm season grass in the late spring. You should do core aeration at least one time per year, and for the best results twice.
Core Aeration in St Augustine
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