Why Do Golf Courses Aerate

Aeration is designed to help the golf course grass breath and stretch out a little bit. It’s designed to control what’s known as “organic matter,” dying grass and grass parts, while loosening compacted soil and allowing water to flow better underground. By having compacted, poor-performing or dead grass parts in the soil, the healthy turf can struggle to grow and develop strong roots. Compacted soil, created from foot traffic, weather and other factors, reduces oxygen levels in the soil and can inhibit water getting to turf roots. All of this compacting and organic matter can also make for a softer golf course because it’s unable to drain water and push new turf to the surface.