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Aeration is the process that helps with the compaction of soil. In the FM area we have a very high clay content in our lawns. This lends itself very well to compaction since the clay particles are so much smaller than other particles and can pack together in a way that prevents water drainage and root growth. Aerating pulls up plugs of earth to help make the soil loosen and make more space for roots to grow. It also has the added benefit of breaking up mole and vole tunnels. At JT we like to aerate in the spring to help your yard get a jump start on the season. This process is typically done every other year.
Why overseed after an aeration?
After an aeration takes place there is a plethora of available dirt for seed to take root in. Contrary to common thought, throwing seed down on top of unprepared soil is not very effective. Grass seed wants to be in contact with as much uncompacted dirt as possible. That's why when applying seed it's important to do it after an aeration or after throwing new dirt down.
C2o: an organic coreless aeration alternative
Compaction is a problem many lawns face, and yet some people hate the cores that are left behind. If you hate the cores but love the benefit to your lawn, C20 is the choice for you! It does not leave cores but instead uses a mix of grain byproduct to release microbes into your soil. These microbes make tiny tunnels that help decompact your soil.