Core aeration allows air, water, and nutrients to get down to the roots easier, similar to repotting a plant when the roots become constricted. Most lawns do not require core aeration every year. However it can be beneficial when the soil is compacted and drainage is an issue (clay soils) and/or when thatch is excessive (½ inch or more).
When attempting to reduce thatch in a lawn, core aeration is a much less abrasive alternative to dethatching. The core of soil that is overturned contains bacteria that the lawn uses to naturally eat away at thatch build-up. Green Thumb prefers to apply lime along with a core aeration in cases where thatch reduction is the objective. During these circumstances the cost of the lime is reduced. Contact us today to get started!