Turf Care | Topdressing | Core Aeration | Overseeding | What is Compost
Core aeration pulls 4" soil plugs from your lawn to aerate and allow thatch, sand, and air to enter. Soil also relieves compaction.
"Compaction" is a term applied to soil which, deprived of proper aeration, suffers from excessive water runoff and poor conditions for plant rooting. Soil compaction can be corrected mechanically through core aeration; in nature, earthworms do a good job of working against soil compaction. In reference to compost bins, compaction occurs under anaerobic conditions. Turning a compost pile frequently is one way to avoid such compaction.