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Lawn aeration invloves the removal of small soil plugs or cores out of the lawn. Although hand aerators are available, most aeration is done mechanically with a machine having hollow tines or spoons mounted on a disk or drum. Know as a core aerator, it extracts 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter cores of soil and deposits them on your lawn. Aeration holes are typically 1-3 inches deep and 2-6 inches apart.


As lawns age or sustain heavy use from play, sports activities, pets, vehicle traffic, and parking, soil compaction can result. Soil compacting forces are most severe in poorly drained places. Compactation grealty reduces the pore space within the soil that would normally hold air. Roots require oxygen to grow and absorb nutrients and water. Compactation reduces total pore space and the anount of air within the soil. It has a negative impact on nutrient uptake and water infiltration, in addition to being a physical barrier for root growth. This results in poor top growth and lawn deterioration.

Core aeration can benefit your lawn in many ways: