Core Aeration for Warm-Season Turf

By April 18, 2019Blog

Core aeration. It may sound complex, but it’s really simple. An aerator punches out cores, or plugs of soil about a half-inch wide and three inches long, across your whole lawn. This lets moisture, nutrients, and most of all, oxygen reach your turf’s roots. Aeration also breaks up thatch build-up – that layer of dead grass and debris between the soil and grass that blocks water and fertilizers.

Cool-season grasses benefit most from aeration in the fall, once temperatures have dipped and root growth has picked up. Warm-season turf, on the other hand, benefits from core aeration in the spring and summer. By disrupting the turf structures that grow above and below ground, warm-season turf is encouraged to resume growth after its winter dormancy.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a spring aeration treatment, call Agropro today!

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