GreenWorks Rhode Island Lawn Care Specialists


Core Aeration — Breath Life Into Your Roots

Q: What is the condition that Core Aeration will improve to make my lawn healthier and greener?  

Over time your soil naturally becomes compacted, leaving the subsoil undesirable for healthy lawn growth. Walking, playing, mowing, and watering all compact particles and reduce the air space necessary for root growth. Compaction is greatest in the upper 1 to 1-1⁄2 inches of soil and needs to be relieved by mechanical aeration.

Q: How does the Aeration process work?

The mechanical aeration process plugs 2–3 inch deep, finger size holes into the soil to improve the air, water, and nutrient exchange with your roots.

Q: What are the benefits of Aeration? 

A:  Core Aeration offers the following benefits:
•   Stimulates Root Growth     •   Improves Oxygen Content   •  Enhances Water Uptake     •  Enhances Thatch Control     •   Reduces Compaction     • Improves Nutrient Availability

Q: What are the benefits of Overseeding? 

A:  Overseeding improves your turf density and incorporates more desirable grass types to better withstand disease, stress and insects. This process is greatly enhanced when performed with aeration.

Q: What are the benefits of Slit Seeding? 

A: Lawns can have bare patches or thin turf for any number of reasons: drought, thatch build-up, disease or insect damage to name a few.  

When lawn renovation is needed, slit seeding can solve the problem quickly and economically. Slit seeding is done by a machine with slicing knives that cut through the thatch and open a slit 1⁄4-inch into the soil. The hopper then drops the seeds into the slits. This method allows the grass seed to be planted directly into the soil, thus greatly enhancing germination.

Slit Seeding offers the following benefits:

•   Reestablishes turf density  •  Cultivates Soil   •  Plants the highest quality grass seed available   •  Insures seed/soil contact for maximum germination