Isyour lawn looking worn out and tired? Then it's time to give your lawn a breather... literally! Aerate your lawn and give it breath of fresh air! For $69 we will Core-Aerate your lawn, allowing de-compaction of soil; increasing infiltration of water & nutrients; and improving your lawns overall health. Your lawn will benefit most from our core aeration service in early Spring and again in Fall. Spring aeration is performed from mid March thru April; Fall aeration is performed from mid August thru September. So, if your ready to breathe new life into your lawn, sign up for service today!
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Spring Core Aeration service performed from mid March thru April. Fall Core Aeration service performed from mid August thru September only. De-thatching/Power Raking service performed from mid March thru April only.
Why Core Aeration?
Home owners often overlook problems associated with soil compaction. Insects, diseases, improper watering and a lack of fertilizer are often blamed for a lawn decline when the real culprit is compaction. The problem starts when the top 4 inches of the soil become compressed, impeding the movement of air, water and nutrients to the grass roots. This stresses the grass plants, making them less able to compete with weeds and slow to recuperate from injury. In time a compacted lawn becomes worn, thin, and just plain tried. The Solution: Core-aeration!
What is Core Aeration?
Lawn core-aeration involves the removal of small soil plugs or cores out of the lawn. Cores are removed mechanically; extracting 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter cores of soil and depositing them on your lawn. Aeration holes are typically 1-6 inches deep and 2-6 inches apart.
What will Core Aeration do for my lawn?
As lawns age or sustain heavy use from play, sports activates, pets, and heavy accumulation of snow, soil compaction can result. Soil Compacting forces are most severe in poorly drained or wet sites. Compaction greatly reduces the pores space within the soil that would normally hold air. Roots require oxygen to grow and absorb nutrients and water. Compaction reduces total pores space and the amount of air within the soil. It has a negative impact on nutrient uptake and water infiltration, in addition to being a physical barrier to root growth. This results in poor top growth and lawn deterioration. Core aeration can benefit your by
Loosens compacted soil enhancing infiltration of rainfall or irrigation by reducing water runoff.
Increases the availability of nutrients.
Helps prevent fertilizer and pesticide runoff from overly compacted areas.
Enhances oxygen levels in the soil, stimulating root growth and enhancing the activity of thatch-decomposing organisms.
While removing cores of soil, the spoons or tines also sever roots, rhizomes and stolons. Grass plants are stimulated to produce new shoots and roots that “fill up” the holes in the lawn and increase the density of the turf.
Increases the lawn's drought tolerance and improves its overall health.