What Is Aeration? Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called “core aeration” in the lawn service industry, and
At the end of the summer, your lawn may have had a lot of traffic and be in need of some care and attention to take it through the winter months. It is important that you take some steps now to prepare for the cold, wet months ahead. Below are some autumn lawn care tips to keep
Thatch… recognizing it, and removing it! What is Thatch? Thatch is a matted layer of dead grass, roots and other matter that builds up in grass over time. Its very common and collects on most lawns at some time or another. Thatch collects above the soil at surface level and becomes intertwined in grass stems.
1. Aerate your lawn regularly Aeration allows water, air and nutrients to reach the roots of the grass where they are most beneficial. Aeration also reduces surface compaction of the lawn allowing for better drainage. Aeration can be done using a garden fork or hollow tine fork or for almost effortless slice aeration use the