Lawn Aeration St. Louis, MO:
Core aeration is the process of removing small plugs (usually 3-4 Inches deep), in a grid pattern throughout your lawn. This process allows water, oxygen, fertilizer, and other nutrients to penetrate the soil and better reach the roots of your grass.
Aeration also helps your lawn by thinning out any possible thatch that may be suffocating your lawn. Thatch is a build-up of old grass clippings and organic matter that forms a layer on the top soil. While thatch in manageable amounts is an excellent source of natural fertilizer, too much can be damaging. An excess of thatch acts as a barrier, restricting air flow and nutrient availability to the roots. Dethatching through aeration is recommended to reduce this problem. It relieves soil compaction, reduces excessive thatch layers and allows moisture to penetrate deeper into the soil. Aeration also helps loosen compacted soil and improves the way your lawn drains and uses excess rain water. Fertilizing your lawn at the same time as a core aeration will allow the nutrients to soak deep into the root system.