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What Is Aeration & Why Your Lawn Needs It

What Is Aeration & Why Your Lawn Needs It

Your lawn needs many services to stay healthy, including regular fertilization and weed control treatments to make sure it gets the right nutrients and has the strength to fend off weed invasions.

But those nutrients don’t need to just reach the grass. They need to be able to get down into the soil as well, so that the roots can soak up all of the benefits. In order for this to happen, you need soil that doesn’t have built-up thatch blocking that access. This is done through a process known as core aeration.

If you’re a homeowner or business owner in Cheektowaga, Lancaster, West Seneca, or surrounding New York areas, read to learn more about this much-needed practice and how your lawn benefits from aeration.

What Exactly Is Core Aeration & What Does it Do?

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Core aeration involves using an aerator machine to punch small holes into your lawn. This process gives light, air, water, and nutrients the chance to reach further into the soil and down to the roots of your grass. By performing aeration, you give your lawn roots the chance to grow a deeper foundation and create an overall stronger lawn.

Aeration also helps to alleviate compacted soil and thatch build-up. Compacted soil is a big problem when it comes to lawn health. When soil is compacted, it means that it’s been packed down too tightly and doesn’t allow for nutrients to break through. Thatch is when organic lawn debris builds up on top of your soil and...

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