Stunted roots and weak grass?

by Alex on 10 April 2013

Solution = Aeration

Compaction naturally occurs over time. Foot traffic, mowing, heavy rain, and parked vehicles all conspire to mash down your soil, compressing the top 2-3 inches into a dense, hard layer that seriously restricts the free movement of air, nutrients and water. The result: stunted roots and weak grass.

Many lawns, particularly heavily used ones, have compacted soil, which restricts the movement of air and water to roots. Aeration is the penetration of the soil profile, resulting in soil air being replaced by air from the atmosphere ….

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