- The root of a plant needs Oxygen to
function and thrive.
- When Carbon Dioxide builds up in the
soil and Oxygen levels drop, the plant
will struggle to draw water and
nutrients, which stunts plant growth.
- Aeration simply opens the ground
and allows more Oxygen in, while
letting Carbon Dioxide out.
- That exchange of Oxygen and
Carbon Dioxide is constantly
going on, but may become
restricted by soil compaction,
thatch or other conditions.
- Poor soil structure may be the result
of heavy foot traffic, poor soil
composition, or poor drainage.
- Soil around Atlanta tends to be a
dense red clay, which restricts air
- Getting your money's worth from an
aeration depends on the number of
cores per foot², the core depth and the
- Aeration services should not be done
until the turf is in a full growth phase,
as damage to the crown can occur if
done too soon, also the root system will
respond during warm temperatures.
- Rhizobacteria & Mycorrhiza Fungi
are beneficial micro-organisms that
colonize around the roots.
- Theses beneficial micro-organisms
are aerobic (require oxygen) and will
fixate nutrients, improve root
function and compete against
harmful pathogens for space when
given enough Oxygen.
- Thatch is the accumulation of dead
plant parts, which are slow to decay.
- Thatch is often caused by the over
use of low quality fertilizers, the mis-
use or over use of certain weed
controls, fungicides and other
pesticides, which kill beneficial
- Core Aeration speeds the breakdown
of thatch, while allowing air to reach
the roots through the thatch.