Liquid Aeration: Why It’s the Smarter Choice
Anyone who’s lived in Middle Tennessee in the summer knows how hot it can get, making any lawn care maintenance task seem more draining. Since the spring season is nearly over, now’s the perfect time to wrap up any lawn care maintenance on your spring checklist. One thing that should be on your checklist if it’s not already? Aeration.
At Pure Green, we use two aeration techniques: core and liquid. While both techniques get the job done, our lawn care professionals believe liquid aeration is best in most cases.
Why Should I Aerate My Lawn?
Before we go into the benefits of liquid aeration, let’s start with the basics. Even though it can be time-consuming, aeration is the single most valuable action you can take to improve the overall quality of your lawn. All grass roots need oxygen to function. The aeration process gives them a chance to breathe.
The main benefits to aerating your lawn include:
- Reduced soil compaction
- Increased flow of air, water, sunlight, and nutrients to the roots
- Deeper root system
- Healthier seedbed to allow improved grass varieties to establish, thickening the density of your turf
What Is Liquid Aeration?
It’s in the name! Liquid aeration is a liquid application that takes the aeration process a step further.
As it’s applied to your turf, microscopic pores are created in the soil that act as sponges. The pores ultimately increase the retention of water and nutrients, giving your lawn the nutrition it needs to grow and thrive. While spring and fall are usually the best times to aerate, liquid aeration can also be used at any point in the year.
Is it Better than Core Aeration?
Yes—at least, our lawn care professionals believe so. Even though both techniques are effective, there are a few benefits to liquid aeration that we believe make it the smarter, better choice for Middle Tennessee lawns.
Two of the main benefits are that it’s faster and less expensive. It’s more thorough, too: While core aeration can cover most of your lawn, liquid aeration provides 100% coverage. Homeowners, especially those with larger properties, won’t have to worry about a section of their property being missed.
The effects of liquid aeration last longer compared to core aeration, giving you better results as they build over time. Finally, since it’s a liquid application, you won’t see the holes or soil plugs left behind with core aeration—your grass will be thanking you.
Have more questions about liquid aeration? Get in touch with the professionals at Pure Green. We specialize in both liquid and core aeration services at any time throughout the year, and we’d be happy to talk about a lawn care plan that’s right for your home.