One of the best ways to ensure a lush, healthy lawn year after year is the use of core aeration. But what is this treatment, and what does it provide your lawn that other processes may not? The first thing to know is that core aeration relieves soil compaction by removing cores or plugs from the turf. This process benefits your lawn’s health, development, and visual appearance. But why else do the lawn care experts at Scientific Plant Service recommend this service?
Relieving Compaction is Key
Both air and water are necessary for healthy plant growth. Creating open channels in the soil gives the soil both macro and micro pores. Macro pores drain quickly and provide necessary air space. Micro pores are smaller and hold moisture and nutrients.
More Efficient Nutrition
Core aeration allows nutrients to come in direct contact with your lawn’s root system, allowing for much more efficient nutrient uptake and utilization. This nutrient access keeps your lawn looking great and as healthy as possible.
Focus on the Roots
Core aeration allows for greater moisture absorption into the turf root system. This helps prevent erosion from runoff by providing open channels for water and nutrients to be absorbed into the soil profile. Plus, you save money on your water bill because your property uses your water more efficiently.
Get Rid of Thatch
Core aeration helps reduce thatch. Thatch buildup occurs mainly from the sloughing off of older turf blades as new vigorous growth takes place. A thick layer of thatch can slow nutrients and water from efficiently reaching the root system. Instead, the necessary nutrients and water are wasted on shallow growing weeds and may even runoff. Annual core aeration will provide open channels through the thatch layer and keep your grass healthy.
Finally, aeration helps choke out pesky, invasive weeds. A thick and full lawn is always the best defense against weed growth. Core aeration contributes to weed prevention by depriving weeds of nutrients and ensuring that your turf receives them.
By taking advantage of aeration services, you can reduce weed growth and ensure a healthy lawn with abundant curb appeal.
Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare
Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.
We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.