Compacted soil means unhealthy turf. Aeration helps fix that, as it’s designed to help with soil compaction by opening up the dirt and allowing the root system to grow deeper. Annual aeration will produce healthier, greener grass. And while you can aerate during any time of the year, the best time is during peak growing season; for many grass types, that’s spring through fall.
1. Improves absorption.
By penetrating the soil through aeration, you improve air, water, sun, and nutrient absorption. When these things can get deeper into the root system, turf can grow better and remain healthy through the seasons.
2. Reduces weeds.
All grass is susceptible to weeds, but aeration can help reduce the amount of weeds that grow in your turf. Because aeration allows essential nutrients to penetrate the root system, it helps promote a deep and healthy root system that can better defend itself against weeds.
3. Builds resistance to disease.
Your turf is the result of its root system. So whether your grass is lush and healthy or brown and dying, it all comes back to what’s going on underground. Proper nutrient absorption and better water drainage helps your turf grow strong, so it can keep disease at bay.
4. Minimizes thatch buildup.
Thatch buildup can be a huge problem, and one of the most common issues with thatch is that it offers a favorable environment for pests and disease. Prevention is better than cure, and aeration can help minimize thatch buildup, so you can maintain a green turf. Not sure if you’re dealing with thatch that needs aerating? Shovel about 4 inches into your grass. If more than ½ inch is thatch, it’s time to aerate.
Turf can change depending on season and care. Aerating helps reduce some of the biggest challenges that come with trying to keep your grass green, healthy, and strong.
Using the 1st Products AERA-vator to Improve Your Turf
When you’ve got the right tools, it makes every job easier — that includes turf maintenance. At 1st Products, we know how important aeration is, and our AERA-vator has a universal design that addresses the problems you face every day in growing and maintaining professional-level turf.
Our AERA-vator makes it easy to aerate, renovate, and seed. Its design allows the shaft to be exchanged with other optional shafts to meet your daily needs. This ultimately lowers your equipment costs and operating budgets. Plus, with three different frame widths, six different shafts, and many add-on elements, you can customize your equipment exactly how you want it.
Get the Aerator You Need to Grow Healthy Turf
Aerators are an essential maintenance tool for turf because they help grass grow, improve soil drainage, and encourage healthy growth. If you’re looking for an aeravator to stir, loosen, and fracture the soil beneath the sod (while leaving the turf green and pristine), you’ll love the 1st Products AERA-vator.
Call or email us today for a free quote on the AERA-vator.