Liquid Aeration - How To Relieve Soil Compaction

We offer an environmentally-friendly, liquid aeration product that’s so good for your lawn that we highly recommend it to compliment your GreenGrass Lawn Care program.

 

Give us a call today at 918-344-5737 or email us if you'd like to add the liquid aeration to your program!  It costs the same as your regular application price.

 

Core aeration with a machine has long been the standard for soil aeration, yet it affects just 3-5% of a given area, at a depth of only 3". Our liquid aeration application treats 100% of a given area and reaches down past the root zone.

 

This liquid aeration will not only aerate your soil – without the mess of mechanical aeration – it will increase the particle size of the soil, changing the soil structure itself.

 upside-down grass

Soil needs air and water and nutrients moving into it for plants to grow really well.  That’s why a gardener cultivates his vegetable garden with a hoe.  Turning over the soil is a way to “aerate” it.  Unfortunately, you can’t turn over the soil in your lawn, or your grass would be upside down.
 

But our liquid aeration treatment achieves this same kind of aeration by increasing the particle size of the soil. 

 

Picture a jar of sugar and a jar of marbles.

 

  • The sugar has very fine particles (like compacted soil,) and there’s very little space or air between the grains.
  • The marbles are large particles, and there are big spaces of air between them.
  • Pour a little water into the sugar, and it won’t get very far.
  • Pour a little water into the marbles, and it will reach the bottom.

Our liquid aeration makes your soil more like small marbles than grains of sugar.  Air, water, and nutrients have room to move around freely in the soil, giving the plants easy access to them. 

 

Another plus is that this liquid aeration removes sodium from your soil.  Sodium carries a positive charge, while clay is negative.  The two smash into each other, further worsening compaction.  If that’s not bad enough, the sodium competes for nutrients, making them unavailable to your grass plants.  The liquid aeration moves around the soil, grabbing onto the sodium and removing it to a lower level, away from the root zone.  As a result, your grass can more easily use nutrients like fertilizer, and it will stay greener longer.

   

Check out these amazing liquid aeration results:

OSU athletic field before SoilTech

       

Before liquid aeration – OSU athletic field Mid-May

   

OSU athletic field after soilTech

       

After liquid aeration - OSU athletic field late June

   
   

Athletic fields constantly battle serious compaction problems – people play on them, fall on them, jump on them, stomp on them and march on them, day after day.  Even your kids and dogs couldn't do that much damage!  Here’s another one:  

OSU athletic field before SoilTech

   

Before liquid aeration – OSU athletic field Mid-May

 

OSU athletic field after Soiltech

   

After GreenAer - OSU athletic field late June

Because liquid aeration allows your grass to more efficiently use water and nutrients, your lawn will stay greener, and could actually use less water.

 

This liquid aeration was invented right here in Oklahoma by Bob Richardson, a soil restoration biologist.  In 2001, Jim Hillman, the Turf Manager of the Arrowhead Sports Complex in Broken Arrow, one of the most nationally-recognized girls’ softball facilities, came to Bob for help. Jim had problems with standing water after heavy rains.  Someone had recommended that he build French Drains into all 8 fields, at a cost of $4200 each.   With some of the most prestigious national tournaments being held there, cancelling a game due to standing water was a near catastrophe. 

 

Because the drainage issue was so severe, Bob did two applications of liquid aeration.  One on May 22 and the next on June 1.  Both applications were at a rate of 4 oz. per 1000 square feet.

 

The result was a remarkable increase in drainage.  The field with the worst problems had an area where water would stand for 3 days.  To date, Jim hasn’t had to cancel any games due to standing water.  Happily, he was able to reduce irrigation from 20 minutes 3 times per week to 20 minutes 1 time per week, even when temperatures averaged 100º in July and August.

 

This liquid aeration is truly a remarkable product!