Over time a
normal lawn will compact itself. A compact ground not only tends to
cause thatch build up but also greatly reduces the amount of air and
nutrients that enter the ground.
nutrients to feed on and a harder ground to break into, grass roots
can't grow and often the grass itself turns into an ugly brownish-yellow
color ultimately provoking thinning of the grass .
not only provoked from walking and mowing on your lawn, but also by rain
and irrigation. Compaction occurs primarily in the 1" to 1-1/2" of the
Aeration can prevent or solve compaction and thatch build up. By using
an aerator the straight knives of the machine create slits in the soil,
allowing a better passage of air, water and nutrients while leaving
minimum damage on the ground surface.
created by the aerator blades will become invisible to the eye within
10-12 days but the ground will have regained the needed nutrients
allowing for the grass roots to grow stronger and deeper.
aeration process will leave plugs of thatch and soil on the lawn but
these will decompose in a few weeks. Mow and water your lawn normally.