Core aeration is the mechanical process of pulling 3″ plugs of soil from your turf. When the machine pulls the plugs of soil from your turf; these leftovers are nutrient rich and will naturally dissolve into your soil. Fall is the ideal time to aerate.
The benefits of a proper core aeration service are tremendous. Your lawn can become compacted due to foot and lawn mower traffic. Compacted soil becomes more difficult to absorb water and nutrients to their fullest capability. The root zone of grass blades will be unable to grow and root deeper into the soil. Grass disease can occur and balding or patch grass will appear.
After core aeration is complete, grass roots are able to grow deeper into nutrient rich soil. The requirement of water, fertilizer and weed killer decreases. The deeper the root of the grass, the less likelihood of weeds and disease in your lawn.
A proper core will be visible by the cores that are left behind from the service. These plugs will automatically dissolve into the soil on their own and do not need to be picked up or removed.