Aerification is the process of pulling up cores or plugs of turf and soil from your lawn. The benefits of aeration are to improve air and water filtration, as well as nutrient uptake and reduce compaction, which in turn helps to improve the root system of your turf. Homeowners with thick turf, poor drainage or heavy compaction will benefit from an aeration. Aerators are not the best tool for over seeding, but more like a way to improve soil conditions to help the grass to grow.
Areas with hard compacted soil and poor drainage will benefit from a heavy incorporation of PrimeraOne Field Conditioner immediately after aerification to improve soil conditions. PrimeraOne Field Conditioner, calcined clay particles, will drop into aeration holes and soil substructure to improve drainage and translocating air to and from the root zone.
Uncle's Tip: If you choose to core aerate, run the machine over the lawn multiple directions, to leave two to three-inch spacing between holes. After aerifying, over seed and fertilize the entire areas.
Verticutting is making shallow vertical cuts or slices into the soil. A verticutting machine has many vertical slicing blades. It will cut multiple slits or grooves across its path. The more grooves you have in the soil, the better seed to soil contact. The better seed to soil contact, the better seed germination you will get when overseeding. A verticutter will be the best tool to use for overseeding when you are attempting to get large areas established.
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