We recommend aeration to our customers as a standard part of our yearly turf care program. Aeration improves overall turf and is also the best method of managing thatch and soil compaction.
Aerating during the early summer opens up the soil to allow water to more easily enter the soil, reducing run-off and improving irrigation effectiveness. We can't quantitatively prove it, but we believe that aeration pays for itself through water savings.
The benefits of aeration are significant but short lived lasting only 3-4 months. This is why we propose it every spring as we enter the normal peak irrigation season. This will maximize the water-savings and return on your investment.