Core aeration is one of the secrets to a healthy lawn. The process is pretty simple, we use a lawn machine that punches thousands of small holes in your turf.
Possibly the most important benefit of aeration, considering we live in North Texas where many of our cities are under Stage 3 Water Restrictions, is that aeration increases your water retention and will lower your water bill.
Our infamous clay soils are made up of tiny particles that compact, getting tighter and tighter, over time. Eventually your soil becomes so compacted that it has a hard time taking in water, oxygen, and fertilizer (the components to a healthy lawn.) The more traffic on your lawn, whether people or pets, increases the problem which is why golf courses aerate their greens and fairways several times a year.
As a homeowner, you don’t need to go that far, but it is a wise investment to aerate your lawn once a year. The benefits are pretty simple. Once you poke thousands of holes in your lawn, you are creating little cups that will collect water, oxygen and fertilizer. These components will be able to penetrate deep into your soil down to the root system of your grass, which will lead to a healthier lawn.In the end aeration just makes good sense. Financially and environmentally, and better yet, the end result will be a much healthier and more beautiful lawn when you combine aeration with your ongoing lawn maintenance program.