Core Aeration

core aeration for lawns - Pittsburgh and surrounding

The Fall Core Aeration process involves running a machine called an aerator across your lawn. The aerator pulls "plugs" out of the soil about 1.5 inches deep and about 3/4 of an inch in diameter. These "cores" are left on the surface of your lawn to dry out. Then the next time you mow they are crushed and the soil is mixed into the thatch layer on the surface, adding micro-organisms to the thatch layer, allowing the thatch layer to decompose. Fall Aeration also allows air, water and nutrients to more readily reach the root zone by relieving compacted soil and opening up the thatch layer. It stimulates new growth, improves drainage, provides a better environment for over-seeding and increases the effectiveness of applied fertilizer and control products.

Overseeding should to be done in conjunction with core aeration. This helps to fill in thin areas and helps to introduce new seed varieties.

Fall Aeration is one of the best things you can do for your lawn. It is suggested that a lawn be aerated every year or at least every other year.

If your lawn can't breathe. Give us a call, we can help.

ATTENTION FALL AERATION CUSTOMERS: It is the customer's responsibility to notify the Lawn Sense staff if you have an invisible dog fence, irrigation system or anything within 3 inches of the soil surface that can be damaged. These lines can be punctured or damaged by the aerator and need to be marked by the customer prior to aeration service. Lawn Sense is not responsible for any damage to wire or anything below the soil surface not reported to Lawn Sense prior to an aeration.

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