By Kaitlyn Ersek on Aug 14, 2014 10:51:00 AM
The Science Behind Holganix
Getting into the science of aeration
What is aeration? Aeration is a mechanical process where holes are punched into the soil, allowing water, nutrients and oxygen to penetrate. It effectively breaks up compaction and thatch while increasing the biological activity in your soil. For Holganix users, aeration in combination with Holganix is the best possible thing you can do for your lawn. The biological activity associated with aeration is further enhanced with the addition of Holganix, promoting increased thatch and compaction breakdown. By using Holganix you’re also adding nitrogen-fixing bacteria, which converts nitrogen from the atmosphere into a useable form for the plant.
The optimal time to aerate is when the lawn is rapidly growing, making the fall the perfect time. Penetrations should be about .5 - .75 inches in diameter, 2 – 3 inch deep and 2 – 3 inches apart. Watch the video below featuring Holganix Director of Soil and Plant Science, Dr. Neidermyer, to learn more.