What Does “Soil Aeration” Mean?

If you’ve ever tried to plant something, you know a lot goes into making things grow. This holds especially true for trees. If you’ve gotten caught between a conversation between a couple of green thumbs, you may have heard the term “soil aeration”. If you’d like to know more about what this term means, read on:

tree in aerated soil





What it means:

Special equipment gets used to create little air pockets (macropores) in your soil. This greatly improves your trees ability to grow.

What it does:

Your trees’ roots require oxygen to grow, arguably just as much as water for some species. When soil becomes compacted, they can’t get this oxygen and don’t stay healthy. Soil aeration remedies this, giving the roots access to this precious nutrient.


If you think you might need soil aeration to help your trees grow, Integrity Tree Care can help you out. We also offer a host of other services. To find out more, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can reach us at (817) 714-1777 or (214) 971-1618.