Poorly drained, heavy soils with heavy traffic will need more initial cultivation than turf planted on lighter soils with less traffic. These various conditions may require aerification from once every couple of years, to 2 to 4 times during the growing season. Enhances oxygen levels in the soil, which stimulates root growth and enhances the activity of thatch-decomposing organisms. Allowing water, air, and nutrients direct access to the root system. Kemko has been servicing the Atlanta area for over 30 years and is very familiar with the regional turf types.
During the hottest and most stressful months of the growing season, your lawn can take a real beating. As dry, stressed grass thins out, sometimes even going completely dormant, weeds will invade, diseases run rampant, and bugs move fleas yard treatment in. Lawns that are being regularly watered will usually do good, but even then, it’s likely the grass is suffering. Ultimately, the frequency of aerification will be determined by soil type and the amount of traffic over the turf.