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Why Liquid Aeration Is Perfect for Your Lawn

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Posted on: Jul 10, 2024Jordyn Rowntree

Introducing Liquid Aeration

What is Aeration & What is Liquid Aeration?

Aeration reduces soil compaction, allowing water, oxygen, and nutrients to enter the lawn’s root system. When soil is compacted, these nutrients are blocked at the soil’s surface.  Aerating basically eliminates this blockage, and this helps the grass grow thicker, greener, and healthier. Every lawn should be aerated at least once yearly in the spring or fall. Some people opt to get it in spring and fall.

Core Aeration 

Core Aeration reduces soil compaction by removing plugs of soil mechanically using an Aerator. Plugs of grass and soil are removed and left on the grass to dissolve. This soil removal creates room for roots to grow deeper into the soil. With Core Aeration, there is the risk of damaging sprinkler systems and underground cable lines. It is also a 500-pound machine, so it does not fit in small spaces and cannot get close to fence lines, so you shouldn’t expect 100% coverage.

Liquid Aeration

Liquid Aeration reduces soil compaction by creating microscopic pores acting as sponges, increasing water and nutrient retention. These pores also create more room for the roots to grow, and this causes the lawn to grow thicker and greener within weeks of application. Because the product is liquid, there is no risk to underground sprinkler systems,  there is no mess, and it provides 100% lawn coverage.

Which is Better?

Liquid Aeration and Core Aeration are great for the lawn and should be done yearly. In both cases, the lawn will become more efficient at receiving oxygen, water, and fertilizer and will, therefore, grow thicker and healthier. Of the two, Liquid Aeration is more practical because it is less invasive, it leaves less mess, and it provides 100% coverage of the lawn. Liquid Aeration can also be applied with Fertilizer which creates synergy.

Application Timing

Liquid Aeration is best applied in the spring or the fall because this is when your lawn gets the best root growth.  Providing Liquid Aeration with a fertilizer treatment is also beneficial because it will help the fertilizer get down to the root system. This synergy will lead to better and faster results for both the fertilizer and the aeration. As most golf courses do, you can apply it in spring and fall for the best results.

Summary

In summary, liquid aeration is as good as core aeration allowing water, oxygen, and fertilizer down to the root system. Liquid aeration is much more efficient and cost-effective because there is no mess left behind. Also, you don’t need to mark your sprinklers as you would with core aeration. Aeration is best applied in the spring or the fall and can be applied with fertilizer for increased results. 

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