Roots need more than just water and fertilizer to survive. They also need oxygen!
Roots absorb neither water nor fertilizer unless oxygen is also present in the soil. Aeration dramatically reduces soil compaction by removing plugs of soil from the lawn and leaving holes which allow oxygen to reach the roots, creating growth pockets for new roots. This practice intensifies rapid and healthy root growth.
A healthier root structure improves the lawn’s ability to reach water and other nutrients deep in the soil. This makes your lawn more resistant to heat and drought.
Benefits To Core Aeration:
- Helps conserve water
- Enhances heat and drought stress tolerance
- Enhances soil water uptake and use
- Reduces water runoff and puddling
- Reduces soil compaction
- Improves air exchange between the soil and atmosphere
- Improves fertilizer uptake and use
- Improves turfgrass rooting
- Improves resiliency and cushioning
- Enhances thatch breakdown
Essentially, aeration lets your lawn eat, drink and breathe!