Aeration, for Cool Season Turf
While farmers are turning their attention to harvest, lawncare companies and golf courses are gearing up for fall maintenance. Shorter days and lower temperatures means it’s time for cool season turf aeration.
Turf aeration is a process designed to relieve compaction and stress on turf along with improving water penetration and gas exchange. Along with these benefits, aeration also helps starving roots re-gain access to essential elements.
Helena offers a variety of products to aid in the aerification process. Before aeration begins, fertilization is important, and applying products such as Coron® or a granular fertilizer will help promote the growth of new turf and a faster recovery time.
It is likely that turf will become stressed during the process of aeration. RenovA®, a foliar-applied nutritional, is designed to help turf return back to its natural growth after growing stresses occur.
After aeration is complete, the process of overseeding begins. Fertilizer applications that encourage and promote soil health start to become vital. A Hydra-Hume® T&O application to the turf could improve agronomic conditions for stronger root and plant growth. The application will aid the new seedlings in merging with the current growth of the turf.
While the new seedlings are germinating, an application of Reservoir® DG will help improve moisture management and soil retention. This application will aid in increasing irrigation efficiency and preventing drought stress.
Aeration is just a start to a beautiful lawn. Proper mowing, watering and fertilizer practices are key to ensuring your lawn stays up to par. Keep your lawn strong and healthy while helping it look its best with products from the Helena portfolio.
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