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Prolific Green offers two different types of aeration – Core and Bio. Both are beneficial, but differ depending on your individual need and likeness.

Core Aeration is a process designed to improve the air exchange between your soil and the environment. Aerations pull plugs of soil from the turf, which allows water, oxygen, and nutrients to penetrate deeper into the earth. This results in healthier, stronger roots, which leads to a healthier, more beautiful turf overall. When combined with an overseed, your lawn will be thicker in density and have reduced soil compaction.

Bio Aeration is a new and improved method of providing air exchange into your lawn. This process is similar to Core Aeration, but improves air exchange without pulling plugs. With Bio Aeration, microbes will break through compacted layers of your soil. This allows water to percolate through the soil, in which airflow, sunlight, nutrients, and roots will follow. This process will break down thatch and alleviate soil compaction within weeks, not months or years like Core Aeration. It is applied in the form of a liquid, which is enhanced by stimuli and biology to achieve maximum results on 100% of your soil. This gives you a stronger, lusher, more vigorous lawn overall.

Equipment Matters

The type of aeration equipment can determine how effective the treatment will be. In general, turf responds best when core holes are close and deep. Equipment with hollow tines removes soil cores. Equipment with open tines divots the soil surface. Aeration equipment also varies in tine size up to 3/4 inch diameter and in depth of penetration up to 4 inches, depending on the manufacturer’s specifications.

How Often Should You Aerate?

Most lawns benefit from annual aeration. Heavily used lawns, or those growing on heavy clay or subsoil’s may need more than one aeration each year.

Best Time To Aerate?

If you have cool season turf-grass such as Kentucky bluegrass and perennial rye-grass, both spring and fall are ideal times to aerate. In spring, aerate between March and May. Perform fall aeration between August and November. Aeration before or at the time of late season fertilization enhances root growth and improves spring green-up and growth.