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Core Aeration and Overseeding This is the time of the year to again consider Core Aeration and Overseeding. These are two of the best ways to improve the overall health and appearance of your lawn.

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Cutting to the Core of Aeration Equipment By Linda Beattie Aerators revitalize lawns by opening the soil for more effective penetration of air, moisture and nutrients.

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Please plan to prepare the lawn a few (or contact me at the extension listed on the front). The lawn can be too wet for aeration-do not over water! Have the lawn free of any lawn furniture, ornaments, and other debris such as leaves, sticks, etc. that may either hinder our equipment or that

AERATING YOUR LAWN A healthy root system is a must for an attractive Aerating equipment mechanically improves the aeration for a lawn to stay healthy, lush and green, additional mechanical aerating must take place.

Another useful tip from Power Equipment Warehouse… DIY AERATION TIPS How aeration works: Soil compaction, caused by lawn traffic such as walking and mowing, is one of the greatest causes of turf deterioration. When soil is compacted, dirt particles are forced

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Lawn Aeration Tips

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The purpose of lawn aeration is to let water, oxygen, and nutrients better get to the roots of the grass. Aeration reduces soil compaction, helps control thatch accumulation, and provides room for helpful organisms such as earthworms to live.

How do you know if you need to aerate? Take a screwdriver and try to push it into the ground up to the handle. If you can do so without using much pressure, you probably don’t need to aerate. Usually, you want to aerate about once every year or two, although heavy traffic areas may require more frequent aeration.

There are two types of aeration. “Plugging” or “core cultivation” uses a special device that removes clumps of soil, about the size of a finger, from the ground. You want these plugs to be 5 to 8 cm (2 to 3.125 in.) in depth and pulled out of the lawn approximately every 8 cm (3.125 in.). You do not have to rake up the cores unless you want to; they will decompose back into the soil.

The second type of aeration simply punches holes into the soil (also called spike aeration), and is not considered nearly as effective as core cultivation.

Lawn Aeration Tips

  • You can aerate a lawn at any time when the ground is not frozen, but avoid aerating when conditions are extremely hot and dry.
  • Mark all sprinkler heads, shallow irrigation lines, and utility lines before aerating to avoid damaging these lines.
  • The best aerator is one with hollow tines (spoons) that pull up plugs of earth as the machine travels along. Solid-tine spike aerators pulled by lawn tractors are of little benefit.
  • Before doing core cultivation, thoroughly water the lawn the day before aerating so that plugs can be pulled more deeply and easily.
  • Although you can buy an aeration machine, renting one is more cost effective for most people.
Updated: September 7, 2013 — 10:51 pm

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