10 Reasons To Go For Bio Aeration and Pull The Plug on Mechanical Aeration

By March 30, 2021July 29th, 2022No Comments

#1: Reduces soil compaction so your fertilizer may penetrate the soil properly, hydrating and greening up the turf.


#2: Breaks down thatch and strengthens the root system of turf by avoiding the basic stuff.

The typical liquid aeration relies solely on humic acid and bio-chars, products that were originally marketed to the consumer as “miracle workers” for the lawn. What makes the bio aeration unique is its ability to begin transforming the soil profile of turf with just one application. This is possible through the utilization of microbial biologies that break down thatch, and help to homogenize the soil, minimizing any layering that may be present. It is ideal for all soil types, even clay soil which is often hard to penetrate with traditional products.

#3: Requires no cores or messy cleanup, as the product aerates the turf at the molecular level.

While a traditional core aeration leaves cores/plugs behind that sit on the lawn in an unsightly fashion until they decompose, a bio aeration requires no cores and no cleanup at all! A mechanical core aeration digs up soil and leaves it all over the grass for your family and your pets to track into your home, but the bio aeration eliminates that mess by aerating on its own, no digging required. The spray creates microscopic holes in the turf, aerating the entire area.

#4: Saves you 30-40% on your watering bill for the year when following these guidelines.

The bio aeration not only helps fertilizer penetrate the soil, but water, too! The microscopic holes created by the product allow for full water movement, reaching the dryer under-layers of the soil. This allows you to use less water to achieve a more hydrated turf! We recommend cutting back your irrigation regimen based on the following outside temperatures:

  • If temperatures are in the seventies, implement this schedule:
  • Before receiving bio aeration: Irrigate every other day. Large heads at 25 minutes per zone, mist heads at 5-8 minutes per zone.
  • After bio aeration: Irrigate 2-3 days per week. Large heads at 20 minutes per zone, mist heads at 3-5 minutes per zone.
  • If temperatures are in the eighties, implement this schedule:
  • Before receiving bio aeration: Irrigate 5 days per week. Large heads at 25 minutes per zone, mist heads at 8-10 minutes per zone.
  • After bio aeration: Irrigate 4 days per week. Large heads at 20 minutes per zone, mist heads at 3-5 minutes per zone.
  • If temperatures reach the nineties*, implement this schedule:
  • Before receiving bio aeration: Irrigate 6-7 days per week. Large heads at 25-30 minutes per zone, mist heads at 5-10 minutes per zone.]
  • After bio aeration: Irrigate 5 days per week. Large heads at 25-30 minutes per zone, mist heads at 5-10 minutes per zone.]

It is strongly recommended at these high temperatures that you water the day before and the day after mowing due to rapid water loss that occurs from mowing, especially if your blades are dull!

#5: Poses no threat of damage to sprinklers, invisible fences, irrigation systems, etc.

Unlike the core aeration which makes countless punctures into the lawn and runs a very high risk of puncturing any irrigation lines, invisible fence lines, etc., the bio aeration runs no such risk. Since it is applied in the form of a spray and does not involve plugs, there is no need to mark any underground lines on your property. It can be a hassle to get these lines repaired, which is why it is to your advantage to switch over to the bio aeration.

#6: Offers 100% coverage compared to less than 40% with a mechanical aeration.

The spray application of the product allows technicians to obtain 100% coverage of the lawn, compared to less than 40% of the lawn with a core aerator. While holes from a core aerator are typically 2-6 inches apart, holes from the bio aeration are microscopic, so full coverage is made simple. Covering the entire area is important so the soil may be homogenized throughout the property and areas are not missed. There will be a difference in appearance in these areas if they are not properly aerated, as the lawn will not soak in water and fertilizer in a uniform way.

#7: Applies in the form of a spray, is easy to perform, and is 100% pet-safe and plant-safe.

The organic ingredients that make up the bio aeration are actually designed for both turf and plant applications; the formulas are just mixed at different rates. Because of this, any overspray that may get onto plants and flowers will have little to no effect on them. Children and pets should not be present in the treatment area during the actual application and should not return to the area until it is dry. This is usually half an hour after the application, depending on weather conditions. This organic spray treatment is a safe option for your pets and your kids.

#8: Employs organic material and soil microbes that help to green up turf and enhance the soil profile.

Our bio aeration product is made up of three main ingredients. The first is a biological fertilizer containing calcium and magnesium that helps the grass plants produce sugar, which in turn, feeds the leaves, and promotes lush growth and vibrant color. The second ingredient is a product that contains microorganisms that help to break down thatch, fallen tree leaves, and grass clippings. The third ingredient is a diverse mix of microbes known to build soil biology. It improves soil conditions and helps to rebuild the soil profile which will in turn help to reduce overall compaction.

#9: Can help new seed germinate when applied with the correct timing.

Thinking of doing some overseeding this spring or fall? The bio aeration can actually help this seed germinate quicker when applied at the right time. Overseeding is best done in the fall, as pre-emergent weed control applied in the spring can negatively affect new seed. For best results, a bio aeration should also be scheduled in the fall. The bio aeration is full of nutrients such as phosphate and potash that will help the new seed germinate quicker while promoting lush, full growth.

#10: Increases the effectiveness of your lawn fertilizer, yielding quicker and longer-lasting results than a traditional aeration.

If your soil is dry, compacted, and layered, it may be too hard for traditional lawn fertilizer to penetrate fully into the soil. Our bio aeration was designed to work in tandem with our lawn fertilization programs to give you the best absorption and results for the money you pay. We can perform the aerations year-round from spring to fall and up to four times a year! The average bio aeration customer gets two applications, often one in early summer, and another in early fall.