What is lawn core aeration?
Core aeration is a mechanical process, which extracts cores of soil, thatch and grass from the surface of the lawn to increase nutrient availability, water penetration, soil air exchange and reduce compaction. This improves the effectiveness of your TruGreen services and ongoing watering, leading to a healthier lawn.
What is the difference between coring and aerating?
Coring lasts longer than aeration as the holes left by the plugs of soil taken out will fill in slower than those left by aeration, and leaves softer sections of soil once filled in – so your lawn’s root system can continue using them to access oxygen and nutrients.
How do I know if I need core aeration?
Signs You Need To Aerate Your Lawn
- It’s Fall. The fall is the best time to aerate and seed your yard.
- There’s Thatch. Thatch is a layer of dead organic matter that accumulates on top of your lawn.
- Heavy Foot Traffic Areas.
- You Have Clay Soil.
- Puddles on Your Lawn.
- Thinning Grass.
- Discolored Areas.
- Inability to Moisten.
When should I Core my lawn?
The best time to core your lawn is Spring and early Summer with an application of a wetting agent and fertiliser. This will drastically improve your lawn’s performance over the Summer months and will go a long way to improving it’s all year performance.
What time of year should I Core my lawn?
How often should you core your lawn?
Clay soil compacts easily and should be aerated at least once a year. You can aerate a sandy lawn once a year, or once every two years. In harsher climates, aerating twice a year will encourage turf growth and health.
Should you mow before coring?
Prepare your lawn Some grass may survive and benefit from scalping as well. Check to see if your grass needs to be cut severely or lightly. Remember to clean up the grass clippings. Most importantly, water your lawn the day before coring, if the soil is too dry.
What do you put on lawn after coring?
After coring your lawn is a great time to top dress with washed river sand. The sand will fill the holes and enable air and water to penetrate due to its free draining, open structure.
Does aeration help with weeds?
Maintaining your soil as a fertile and well-drained environment through aeration prevents weeds from germinating and sprouting.
Why, when and how to aerate your lawn?
– Mow your grass short before aerating. With shorter grass, the new seeds you lay down will get the proper water and sunlight they need to germinate and grow. – Keep an appropriate watering schedule leading up to aeration. – Use your aerator properly. – Seed and fertilize after aeration. – Water lightly.
When to do core aeration?
Aeration invigorates roots and stimulates growth.
When to core aerate?
Stronger turf-grass roots.
Should you aerate your lawn?
Sodding: This is the quickest,most expensive way to establish your new lawn.