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Core Aerating Your Bermuda Lawn: The Benefits and Necessities

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What is Core Aeration?
Core aeration is the process of removing small plugs of soil from the ground in order to reduce soil compactness and improve water drainage and retention. This allows for more oxygen, water, fertilizer, and nutrients to penetrate into the root zone faster, which is essential for any healthy turfgrass.

Bermuda grass is a type of turfgrass recognized for its hardiness, resilience, and ability to withstand wear and tear. The key to maintaining a healthy Bermuda lawn is core aeration. Core aeration helps your lawn in several ways and should be done at least once a year. Let’s take a look at the benefits of core aerating your Bermuda lawn.

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Core Aeration also helps break up thatch accumulation that can prevent water and nutrients from reaching the roots.

 

The Benefits of Core Aerating
Core aerating helps reduce...

  • Compaction
  • Encourages deeper root growth
  • Improves air exchange between the soil and atmosphere
  • Increases water infiltration and retention in the soil profile reducing water runoff due to increased absorption rates.
  • Lets beneficial organisms back into the soil profile by increasing oxygen levels in the soil.
  • Reduce thatch buildup so that your grass can better absorb moisture and nutrients.
  • Reduces weeds since they are unable to germinate in well-aerated soils.
  • Lastly, it keeps your lawn looking lush by promoting healthier plants with deeper root systems capable of withstanding drought periods better than shallow-rooted plants.

    Conclusion:
    Core aerating your Bermuda lawn has many benefits—from improved airflow to stronger root systems—that help keep your lawn looking great for years to come. Not only does core aeration help maintain healthy grass but it also prevents weed growth as well as reducing compaction from foot traffic or other activities on your property’s landscape. Taking care of your Bermuda grass through regular core aeration will ensure you have a beautiful lawn all year round!