Core Aeration for Bermuda and Zoysia Lawns

Zoysia and Bermuda are common types of grass that make up the lawns of many American families.

While they are popular for many reasons and both look great as grass for your yard and landscaping spaces, both types of grass would certainly benefit from routine aeration. During the aeration process, small ‘plugs’ are removed from underlying soil in order to form many pockets, in which water and nutrients can be delivered more efficiently to grass roots. This is key in keeping your lawn healthy and adequately nourished.

Zoysia has a tendency to grow thick layers of thatch, or dead roots and stems, which can cover the top layer of soil and prevent important substances from getting deep into the ground. Likewise, Bermuda is a type of grass that grow quickly, and if not properly maintained at all times, Bermuda’s growth can lead to the blocking off of nutrients and water to soil as well. This is why aeration plays such an important role when contributing to the overall health and beauty of your lawn.

Bermuda and Zoysia are known as creeping grasses. They need warmer temperatures to thrive, and warmer temperatures means an increased risk of the soil drying out. Being properly aerated means that the roots will be exposed to as much water as possible. The core aeration method also prunes the root systems and increases the root and grass density. This gives you a thick, lush green lawn all through the growing season.

The Benefits of Core Aeration:

  • Increase water intake
  • Reduces soil compaction
  • Reduces water runoff
  • Brakes down thatch
  • Improves root zones
  • Encourages increased root density

Core aeration for Bermuda and Zoysia lawns are done in early spring (April and May), which will give you the best results when it comes to rejuvenating your lawn. When you call on Unlimited Landscaping, you can trust that your Zoysia and Bermuda lawns are in the hands of professionals.