Deciding between Deep Core Lawn Aeration and Liquid Lawn Aeration Treatment can be a bit confusing, so let’s break it down.
Lawn aeration is essentially creating openings in the soil to allow better penetration of air, water, and nutrients to the lawn’s root system. This is especially crucial for clay soils that become compacted due to foot traffic, mowing, or weather conditions. Compaction can lead to water logging or dry, brown patches on your lawn because water doesn’t seep into the soil effectively.
In Colorado, most lawns benefit from aeration once or twice a year. Now, let’s look at the two methods:
- Deep Core Aeration: This involves a machine that removes small 2-4 inch soil cores or “plugs” from your lawn, leaving them on the surface. These plugs, which may look like animal droppings, are simply soil, grass roots, and blades. They typically break down in about 7-14 days, helping to decompose thatch and improve soil structure.
- Liquid Aeration Treatment: This is a spray containing a wetting agent, along with microbes and enzymes or bacteria. The wetting agent helps the other ingredients penetrate the soil and root zone effectively. Microbes stimulate root growth, while enzymes work to break down soil compounds, releasing trapped nutrients and creating tiny cracks for aeration. However, not all liquid aeration products are equally effective – the best ones contain high-quality enzymes and microbes.
Using both deep core and liquid aeration can give the best results for a lush, healthy lawn. But if you have to pick one, we generally recommend Deep Core Aeration for its direct and visible impact on soil structure.
Feel free to contact us for more details or to schedule your Deep Core Aeration or Soil Treatment service. We’re here to be your go-to experts for lawn care and sprinkler services.