only true aerator --- since it uses air---aerates upward
from below the root growth zone from depths of as much
as twelve inches, promoting
faster, deeper, denser root growth.
four narrow probes penetrate the soil to depths from six
to twelve inches. Air is then forced into the ground at
a controllable rate loosening the soil and creating fissures
and cracks. Simultaneously, small polystyrene beads (inert,
non-toxic and non-biodegradable) are injected into the
soil under pressure to support aeration and the percolation
of water, oxygen and fertilizer for an extended period
with almost no disruption of play.
treated one-half of this putting green with Aerragreen®
After just seven weeks the plug on the left was taken
from the area treated with Aerragreen shows at least one
inch more of solid root growth compared to the plug on
the right taken from the untreated area.
portable probe accessory, designed to be used in one to
three foot depths, is available for use in seriously compacted
low lying problem areas and sand traps. It can be used
to promote deeper root growth for trees.
is easy to operate. All controls are conveniently located
on the walk behind unit. Air pressure and probe depth
are adjustable depending upon soil conditions. The forward/reverse
lever controls the speed with no shifting, and automatically
returns to neutral when released.
insertion of the polystyrene beads into the fissures and
cracks creates a condition similar to potting soils used
by garden centers and green houses to enhance denser root
growth. The process is repeated every two to four feet,
depending upon conditions. Aerragreen can treat up to
5,000 square feet per hour.
more information contact:
Morawiec, National Sales Manager, Terrapin, LTD.