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Atlanta Core Aeration
  • 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
    flow.
shallow root system
Aeration Core with heavy clay
Thatch in Bermudagrass
  • Getting your money's worth from an
    aeration depends on the number of
    cores per foot², the core depth and the
    timing.

  • 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
    organisms.
  • Core Aeration speeds the breakdown
    of thatch, while allowing air to reach
    the roots through the thatch.