Soil aerification (also known as aeration or aeration) is in more ‘technical’ terms the process of the rapid exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen between the soil pore and the atmosphere. Essentially, aerification is the process of loosening compacted soils, enabling nutrients to be able to reach the soil beneath the grass; letting water and air penetrate lawn thatch and built-up grass. Also, fertilizer and pesticides benefit from aerification, moving easily into this loosened soil as they extract nutrients. This is one reason why grass seeding is popular right after a lawn aerification.
If home or business owners are looking to own their own soil aerification equipment, there are some truly fine products out on the market to choose from.
One piece of soil aerification equipment that is very functional and popular is the Universal Aeravator. It comes in different shafts, frame widths, and a variety of add-on pieces.
Other AERA-vator products include:
- DO40 AERA-vator Mini Skid Steer
- Universal AERA-vator 60T (pull behind)
- Groundmaster 360: AERA-vator
- AE40E AERA-vator Tow Behind
For big-time agricultural aerification, customers really stand behind the AGRI-vator. Providing a 30% faster re-growth, it allows users to relieve compaction while aerating the soil simultaneously. The unit comes in widths of 6′, 8′, and 12′, and has optional seed box and spiker roller add-ons.
Annual aerification is recommended, and fall is the best season of the year to do it. So join the others who will be aerating this fall, and get your lawn good and prepped for the upcoming winter.