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Lawn aeration / over-seeding
Lawn Aeration- Our system of fertilization and aerating will improve your lawn. 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 needs renovation. Compacted soil contributes to the accumulation of thatch because restricted oxygen levels in highly compacted soils impair the activity of earthworms and other thatch-decomposing organisms. Left unmanaged, thatch can lead to serious maintenance and pest problems. Thatch accumulates faster on compacted soils and heavy clay soils than on well-aerified soils. Therefore, some lawns may require frequent aerification to aid in thatch control. Aerating loosens compacted soil and increases the availability of water and nutrients. It 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.