Liquid aeration programs have become increasingly popular in the last few years. As a common English proverb states, “necessity is the mother of invention.” Traditional core aeration (a mechanical process using a machine to extract small plugs of soil from a lawn) can be messy, loud, and damaging to shallow utilities or irrigation systems. Until recently, people unwilling to accept these challenges have been left without an option to address some of the key benefits aeration provides. The desire for an alternative to core aeration has given rise to liquid products that aim to fill this need and offer their own spin. Let’s discuss how liquid aeration works and whether or not your yard will benefit from it.
How Does Liquid Aeration Work?
Liquid aeration provides Improved soil health and water movement, resulting in improved root strength and nutrient availability. At Nature’s Turf we take the time to carefully design and refine every program we offer to meet the needs of our customers and their property. Core aeration is a long-standing component of our offerings, but diverse landscapes don’t always allow for that process. Our liquid aeration program now allows us to offer many of the benefits of core aeration, plus a few bonuses to properties where core aeration isn’t desired.
Traditional lawn care focuses on plant health, but liquid aeration puts emphasis on soil health. While the blades of grass might be the pretty part we see, they are supported by the roots. The roots exist in soil, and while we can’t see them without a microscope, an entire ecosystem of microorganisms exists below the surface. The health of these microscopic friends affects overall soil quality and nutrient availability, positively influencing plant health, and even slowing the formation of thatch.
Liquid aeration products also improve water movement into the soil. A key component of this mix is a surfactant called a wetting agent. By reducing the surface tension of water, wetting agents improve how well water moves into our clay-based soils. Water in the rootzone is fundamental to root health, plant health, and nutrient absorption.
Can My Yard Benefit from Liquid Aeration?
Absolutely. If your yard has soil, it can benefit from liquid aeration. We discussed the inconveniences of core aeration above, but those aren’t the only reasons someone may want liquid aeration. The benefits provided by this application can improve the health of any soil.
Whether you have a newer yard that hasn’t yet developed significant organic matter, or you have an older yard with seasoned soil, the microorganisms will benefit and the water mobility can be improved with liquid aeration. This is especially useful in situations where traditional core aeration is made difficult by limiting factors such as shallow cables or lines. Using liquid aeration in combination with core aeration gives your lawn the full advantages of both.
How Do I Apply Liquid Aeration?
Sit back and let the professionals at Nature’s Turf apply liquid aeration products to your lawn. Give us a call or send us a text message at 770-703-5474, or email us at email@example.com. Not only do we have a dedicated staff of service professionals and specialists ready to help add liquid aeration, but we can also discuss how this or any of our offerings can benefit your landscape or home. As a locally owned and operated company, we do our best to stay on the forefront, offering quality applications and service to our neighbors.
- Liquid aeration programs have become increasingly popular in the last few years.
- Benefits include improved soil health and water movement, resulting in improved root strength and nutrient availability.
- Traditional lawn care focuses on plant health, but liquid aeration puts emphasis on soil health, improving soil biology and increasing root strength.
- Liquid aeration product application includes wetting agents designed to relieve the surface tension of water, increasing percolation, and allowing water into the soil profile where roots can use it.
- If your yard has soil, it can benefit from liquid aeration.