The purpose of this option is to loosen and break up compaction in the soil to provide stronger root growth and better penetration of the air, water and nutrients into the root zone. Seed is incorporated to take advantage of the open soil.
This is accomplished by running an aerating machine over the surface of the turf in order to pull soil plugs; seed is then spread over the surface. The soil plugs are left on the surface. The seed and soil work their way into the holes from the soil plugs by regular use and maintenance of the lawn.