Aerate your Lawn EASY – CORE AERATION
What if I told you that one of the best things you can do for your lawn is to dig holes in it? What? How can that be? Well, when those holes are a result of core aeration, that’s precisely the case. Core aeration is the process of using a machine with small hollow tines to remove cores of soil leaving them on the surface of your lawn. Typically, this is accomplished with a specialized piece of equipment called an “aerator” or “aeration machine.” Ideally, these core plugs have a diameter about the size of a nickel and are two to three inches in length.
What advantages can these little holes provide your lawn? Lots. First, by providing grassroots with greater access to air, water, and fertilizer, The overall health of your lawn can be greatly improved. It also helps control the amount of thatch in your yard. Thatch is that layer of tightly woven plant material that can prevent nutrients and other items from reaching your soil.
Aeration not only punches holes in this dense thatch layer but also encourages microbes already in the soil to decompose the thatch on the surface of the lawn. Kentucky Bluegrass is more susceptible to heavy thatch. If you notice a layer of this material more than half an inch thick, it might be time to act.
How often should you aerate? As a rule, you should plan to aerate your lawn at least once a year; however, twice per year can be desirable if your soil is compacted. How can you tell? Remove a square foot section of lawn at least 6 inches deep. If the grassroots extend only into the first 1-2 inches, your soil may be compacted and could benefit from core aeration.
The experts at Mr Mower have specialized Aeration machine and they know how to do that. Visit https://mrmower.ca or call 647 855 7765 and let them perform their service for a Healthy Lawn. You’ll be well on your way to having a lawn you love.
Aerating your lawn encourages new root growth and helps develop a root system that can withstand the stressful summers and winters. This service is usually performed in the spring or fall. Typically, a worker spends 20 minutes to an hour on a property aerating the lawn.
After aeration usually overseeding is done. Overseeding involves planting seeds directly into the existing lawn. It can help create a full, healthy, and lush green lawn by filling in the empty spaces. Mr Mower offers overseeding and starter fertilizers for best results.