We recommend enlisting the services of a lawn care professional to use a core aerator on your lawn at least once per year in the Kansas City Northland area. We have many customers who choose to have us aerate their lawns spring and fall. The benefits of loosening the soil so that air and water may penetrate into the turf’s root system cannot be achieved any other way than with a core aerator.
The clay soil of the Kansas City Northland area is thick and mucky, which means that it suppresses and suffocates the roots of our plants. A core aerator helps the turf’s root system immediately by giving it more room to grow. Roots that have been pruned by the aerating spoons put out new growth because the grass receives nutrition that was not available prior to the application of the aerator. Above ground the lawn will thicken as tillering increases. The lawn becomes healthier, more vigorous, and will have fewer pest problems.
Anyone who has seen new home construction areas understands how poor the soil is in our area for lawn growth. Still uncertain if a core aerator service will be beneficial for your lawn? Ask yourself these questions:
- Is your lawn receiving any traffic?
- Do you have any sloped areas that don’t retain water well?
- Are you concerned about thatch?
The bottom line is that every lawn can benefit from lawn service with a core aerator. Core aeration is an excellent spring service to promote heat and drought stress tolerance prior to summer. In the fall, core aeration helps spreading roots recover from hot and dry summer conditions. Core aeration is also excellent for preparing soil for seed.