Our Core Lawn Aeration Service is a process in which we mechanically remove plugs of soil and thatch from your lawn to allow your lawn to breathe and improve its health and resiliency.
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Pro-Mow will prepare your lawn to ensure seed-to-soil contact and maximize germination rates using specific equipment and seed type for your lawn’s needs and conditions. We use only the best quality seed that adheres to the highest National Seed Association standards.
Fall is the best time to Core Aerate & Seed your lawn.
Lawn core aeration is a simple process of removing small cores of soil and grass to allow air, water, and nutrients into the root zone. The biggest benefit to aerating your lawn is to allow sufficient oxygen to reach the grass roots. Heavy soil compaction severely reduces the pore space around grass roots which limits the amount of oxygen in that region. Roots require oxygen to grow and absorb water and nutrients.
Core aeration benefits lawns by:
- Increasing the activity of soil microorganisms that decompose thatch
- Enhancing water infiltration from rainfall and irrigation
- Improving root growth
- Increasing water, oxygen, and nutrient movement in the root zone
- Helping to prevent run off fertilizer and pesticides
Why is Core aeration necessary?
Northern Virginia soil has a very high clay content and tends to compact very easily. Core aeration is needed to improve the depth and extent of turf grass rooting. It also reduces thatch accumulation and minimizes its buildup. When thatch breaks down it adds needed organic material to the soil. Within two weeks the plugs pulled from your lawn will break down and return to the root zone as a nutrient. That, along with a seed starter application (which is included with this service) will give the young seedlings the best chance of germinating and surviving to maturity. The results of a successful aeration and overseeding will be a thicker, healthier more weed free lawn.
Core Aeration Bottom Line
The most effective aerations are done along with other needed lawn services such as proper feeding, lime and weed control. Our Premium Lawn Program provides timely applications done by licensed professional technicians all with the Pro-Mow guarantee!