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Why does my lawn need aeration?
- Compacted Western Pennsylvania clay soils impede the movement of air, water and nutrients to the grass roots.
- Roots require oxygen to grow and to absorb nutrients and water.
- When compacted, soil contributes to the accumulation of thatch because restricted oxygen levels impair the activity of earthworms and other thatch-decomposing organisms.
- Thatch accumulates faster on compacted soils and heavy clay soils than on well aerified soils.
- When thatch depth exceeds 1/2” it becomes a problem, reducing water movement and encouraging shallow, weak root systems. Thick thatch also can become a home for insects and disease.
- Many people complain about moss growing in their lawns in Canonsburg. Lawns that drain poorly due to soil compaction are displaying a “Moss Welcome” sign.
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How Does Lawn Aeration Strengthens Your Lawn
How does lawn aeration work?
- Lawn aeration involves the removal of small soil plugs or cores out of the lawn.
- Known as a core aerator, the machine extracts 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter cores of soil and deposits them on your lawn.
- Aeration holes are typically 1-3 inches deep and 2-6 inches apart.
- Lawn aeration is a recommended yearly lawn care practice to control thatch buildup, especially on compacted, heavily used turf.
How will my lawn benefit from aeration?
- Compacted soil will be loosened, increasing the availability of water and nutrients.
- Oxygen levels in the soil will be enhanced, stimulating root growth and enhancing the activity of thatch-decomposing organisms.
- Your lawn’s drought tolerance and overall health will be improved.
- Your turf will produce new shoots and roots that “fill up” the holes from lawn aeration, increasing its density.