Aerations

We offer both traditional mechanical core aeration and liquid aeration services. Both treatments work to improve air flow, water infiltration, and nutrient uptake. How they go about it, though, is very different.

What is Liquid Aeration?

Liquid aeration is a chemical application designed and formulated to create microfractures within the lower soil levels and then to entice plant root growth in to the zones further break apart compacted soils.

A liquid aeration is proven to:

  • Improve drainage

  • Reduce compaction in soil

  • Facilitate transfer of nutrients to root zones

  • Improve air circulation in the root zones

  • Increase the effectiveness of irrigation and fertilizations

Liquid Aeration are less invasive than traditional mechanical soil aeration.

As a liquid application, there is no need to mark underground obstacles like sprinkler heads or invisible fences. In addition the labor requirements are dramatically reduced and the application does not leave unsightly soil cores in the lawn.

Starting at $50/treatment

What is Mechanical Core Aeration?

Mechancial Core Aeration is a physical process of puncturing the soil with a hollow core tine and removing the core. The physical removal of soil core allows the soil to expand into these voids while also facilitating the transfer of water and other nutrients into lower soil profiles.

A mechanical core aeration is proven to:

  • Improve drainage

  • Reduce compaction in soil

  • Facilitate transfer of nutrients to root zones

  • Improve air circulation in the root zones

  • Increase the effectiveness of irrigation and fertilizations

Mechanical Core Aerations do required the homeowner to water and mark underground obstacles prior to service.

As a physical application, mechanical core soil aerations are traumatic to your turf grass and certain precautions must be taken. Watering prior to service and holding off on mowing 2-3 days either side of the service date are best practices that allow the Bermuda to heal without added stress. Weather conditions may also exacerbate stress on the plant. Lastly, it is required that underground obstacles like sprinkler heads or invisible fences are marked prior to service to avoid costly damage to these systems.

Starting at $150

How Often Should I Aerate?

Aeration needs vary by lawn and use. However, as a general recommendation, we suggest a normal lawn be aerated every 2-3 years to maintain nutrient transportation from the atmosphere into the soil.

Which Is Better?

There is a time and place for each kind of aeration and, in the case of extreme compaction, both services may be advisable. Your Arthurs Turf Management representative can expertly guide you through which aeration is best suited for your property.

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