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Core aeration is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your lawn. The process involves removing plugs of soil from the lawn, thus reducing compaction and promoting the growth of roots. Strengthening the roots provides better access to air, water and fertilizer. Reducing soil compaction improves air exchange and reduces dead spots and patches. Loosening the soil further helps the lawn absorb water, reducing runoff. It can also prevent thatch from becoming too thick, thereby permitting nutrients and water to enter the soil. The combination of soil aeration and over-seeding can help your lawn in the fall.

Key Takeaways:

  • Aeration boosts the overall health of your lawn by improving access to air, water and fertilizer.
  • Aeration reduces soil compaction, which can deprive the roots of air.
  • Aeration also enables your lawn to better absorb water and reduces excess thatch.

“In the fall, when your turf switches gears from top growth to root growth, aeration provides water and nutrients better access to these roots, which helps it grow thicker and healthier.”

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