Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, VA Lawn Aeration Information
Mechanical Core Aeration
Weed Man Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, VA's core aeration will help give your lawn a much-needed boost. Allowing your Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, VA turf to look and perform its best.
What is core aeration?
Why aerate your lawn?
Aeration will overcome a compacted soil. Compacted soils make it difficult for roots to grow and limit the movement of air, moisture and fertilizer throughout the VA soil.
Aeration will reduce your water requirements. By relieving soil compaction, water penetration is increased and water runoof is reduced.
If your lawn has a thick layer of thatch, aeration will punch through that layer and improve air, water and nutrient penetration. This will enhance the development of a deep root system. A deeply rooted lawn will be healthier and better able to withstand drought, disease and insect stress.
What is Thatch?
Weed Man Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, VA can provide your lawn to determine how thick your thatch layer is. A desirable thatch thickness is ½ inch or less.
How is aeration done?
Weed Man Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, VA's specially designed aeration equipment consists of a series of hollow coring tines. When these tines are rolled over the lawn, they puncture the soil, systematically removing small soil plugs. The equipment is compact and can easily be used in confined areas.
The cores of soil and thatch are pulled up by the machine and left on the lawn, as they contain beneficial microorganisms that will help to break down the remaining thatch.
They will disappear back into the lawn in seven to 10 days or with the first mowing. Raking the cores to break them up will speed up their disappearance from the lawn surface.
When should aeration be done?
Ask Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, VA for an analysis and to make recommendations for a healthier more beautiful lawn!
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