Thomas P. Ryland Co.

Landscapers serving Hampden County & Northern Connecticut since 1931


Lawn care



Driveway, sidewalks and parking lots


Gravity, foot traffic, lawn mowers, and rainfall cause soil to become compacted over time. Aeration helps control thatch, improves the soil structure, helps create growth pockets for new roots, and opens the way for water and fertilizer to reach the root zone of your lawn

For best results, it is generally a good idea to aerate the soil before seeding. This will create a seed bed by loosening the soil with the aeration, thus allowing the most “seed to soil” contact, which is crucial to seed germination.

For those unfamiliar with core aeration, this is the same service that is performed on golf course greens. It is a process which extracts “plugs” of existing soil and deposits them on the surface of the lawn.

Aeration relieves soil compaction allowing grass roots to expand and proper drainage of the soil.

  • Aeration a llows air, sunlight, rain/water, fertilizer and nutrients to penetrate deep into the root system where it is needed.
  • Aeration brings microorganism's to the surface. While they are working their way back into the soil, they help to break up the thatch layer that can accumulate on the surface of the soil.
  • After aerationg, t he cores (plugs) break up over a week or so, providing a light “topdressing” of fresh soil, which also aids in the decomposition of any accumulating thatch.
  • The aerator holes create a moist , protected, environment for seedling growth.It permits the root system go deeper where the ground temperature is cooler and moister, allowing the grass to stay greener longer in the heat of the summer.

Call us to get a quote on aerating your lawn

Thomas P. Ryland Co. - 154 Cedar Street Springfield, MA 01105 - (413) 734-7943

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