Core Aeration is a mechanical process of pulling plugs of soil about the size of your pointer finger out of the ground. This reduces compaction and allows oxygen, nutrients and water to get the root of the grass plant. In return it promotes new growth and creates a healthy plant. During this process of pulling the plugs out of the ground the layer of thatch is also removed. By removing the thatch, it reduces the risk of insects and disease in the coming season.
The “plugs” of soil will lay on top of the turf and may look a little sloppy. However, they will naturally breakdown in about a two-week period.
This process is best done in the fall after the lawn has taken a beating with the summer heat. This service can be done annually however, we normally recommend doing this process every other year for budgetary reason.