Sorrells Landscape Inc.’s Aeration
One of the best ways to maintain a healthy and robust lawn for your commercial property is to aerate your yard. Core aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of grass, thatch and soil using a yard aerator. These cores are usually around two to three inches deep and about the circumference of an index finger. After passing the lawn plug aerator machine over your yard, the cores are left to decompose, returning their nutrients to the soil. Sorrells Landscape Inc. recommends annual aeration in the spring or fall to improve lawn quality and beauty. To explain why this process is essential for your commercial property, Sorrells Landscape Inc. has written out five benefits of lawn aeration.
Using a Lawn Aerator Improves Soil Structure
Over time, your soil becomes compacted by foot-traffic, heavy rains and the natural effects of gravity. Compacted soil prevents water, air and nutrients from moving beneath your lawn’s surface. Core aeration reduces compaction, allowing the soil to breathe. By doing so, it improves nutrient circulation. Core aeration also breaks down thatch to improve soil quality. Thatch, a layer of decaying grass and roots between your lawn and the soil, impedes water absorption.