Lawn Core Aeration Services
Let us help your lawn breathe again
Lawn Aeration is one of the best things you can do for your lawn. It is the process of making thousands of holes in the turf to open up the soil and break up thatch. This in turn helps fertilizer penetrate the lawn properly, while also helping water penetrate properly, saving you money on your irrigation bill by as much as 30%.
The root system of your lawn is constantly renewing itself by sending out new shoots. This new growth needs loose and open soil. If your soil is compacted, has a lot of clay or is saturated with water, the new roots will stay near the surface or grow in the thatch layer. Lawn aeration service is designed to break up compacted, heavy soils, giving the roots a place to go. Water penetration will be better and rooting will improve as well. Our bio aeration service even works on clay soil, a heavily compacted soil that is typically hard to penetrate.
Every lawn can benefit from Lawn Aeration. It is suggested that a lawn be aerated at least every other year, but preferably every year for heavy clay soils. Our bio aeration treatment is typically performed in spring and fall, but it can be performed as often as four times per year. There is no bad time to have your lawn aerated, so long as it’s not the middle of summer when there is no rainfall. Fall is often mentioned as a “better” time only because of the high level of root system activity, but this is up to your preference when you want it performed on your lawn.
Our Bio Aeration treatment is applied as a spray, where it begins aerating immediately at the molecular level by creating microscopic holes in the turf. This treatment offers 100% coverage, compared to around 30% with a core aeration. This treatment is a dethatching agent as well as an aeration. We use soil microbes that penetrate the turf at the molecular level. This is the quickest way to manage a thatch problem in place of power raking.
When managed by an experienced lawn aeration company like Contender’s, this service is often suggested as an alternative to power raking or “de-thatching”. We do not recommend these damaging processes. Power raking pulls as much or more healthy grass out of the lawn along with the brown blades. This sets a lawn back several weeks from normal development. All those brown blades are not thatch, either! Those blades will decompose all by themselves in 6-8 weeks. Thatch is an underground network of roots, rhizomes and blades that form a dense mat. The only way power raking will remove real thatch is to set the machine all the way down to the soil and remove all of your lawn. It’s too risky when our bio aeration can achieve better results with minimal risk.