The secret weapon golf courses have been using for years!
Custom Lawn Care offers a professional Core Aeration Service each fall that is the single best mechanical service you can provide your lawn. The ultimate factor in turf health is a deep, healthy root system. The deeper your roots can grow, the healthier and greener your lawn will be. Aeration loosens the soil structure, making it it easier for the grass roots to grow deeper into the soil, and making all of your other lawn care practices even more effective!
How Core Aeration WorksCore Aeration is the mechanical process of removing plugs of soil throughout the lawn, making it easier for oxygen, water, and fertilizer to absorb into the soil and directly benefit the root system. Eight to ten weeks following an aeration, you can expect a new and deeper root system to develop, creating a lawn that is more resistant to drought, insect damage, and lawn disease.
When to AerateCustom Lawn Care recommends a core aeration once per year during the fall season. Fall is an ideal time to aerate because 85% of grass root growth takes place during this time. Also, cool warm temperatures combined with warm soil temperatures are the perfect combination to allow the lawn to recover easily from the aeration process.
The Benefits of Lawn Aeration
Relieves Soil Compaction
Over time, gravity, water, and foot traffic compact the soil in your lawn, strangling the root system and making it hard for nutrients to be absorbed. Aeration removes plugs of soil to loosen the soil structure, allowing your lawn’s root system to BREATHE and THRIVE!
Improves Nutrient Uptake
When a lawn becomes compacted, the nutrients can become trapped on top of the lawn, rather than absorbing into the soil and root system. Aeration creates room for fertilizer, water, and air to permeate into the soil and become more accessible to the grass root system.
Decreases Thatch Layer
Thatch is the layer of dead and living grass shoots, stems and roots that collects between the soil and grass blades. Every lawn has a thatch layer, but when it builds up thicker than ½ inch, it can lead to stunted root growth and increased insect damage and lawn disease. Aeration helps to thin out thatch layers to a healthy thickness that benefits your lawn.
What To Expect During Core Aeration
When scheduling your aeration service, please notify our office if you have underground sprinklers or an invisible dog fence. Aeration machines will damage these buried items, so they will need to be marked with flags. We are not responsible for damage to any buried items on your property.
Custom Lawn Care's Terms of Service
Continuing Service: To ensure the effectiveness of our seasonal turf treatments, and to maintain the integrity of a timely treatment schedule for the desired results, Custom Personalized Lawn Care is a continuing service from season to season. Your program schedule will remain the same and automatically renew from season to season. You may choose to alter or cancel your program at any time by contacting our Technical Telephone Support, but will be responsible for payment of any services performed prior to cancellation. We will provide you with a cancellation number if you choose to cancel services.
Savings Offers: All Savings Offers applied to treatment programs are valid only if all scheduled services in the program are completed. If the program is altered or cancelled at any time during the season, any applied savings offers will be removed and added to your ending balance.