Aeration / Lawn Core Aerating

By: Eco Gro Lawn Care  09-12-2011
Keywords: lawn care, Aeration

What Is Aerating and Core Aeration?

Lawn Aeration is one of the single most important services that will improve and create a healthy lawn. Aerating is the process of removing small plugs of soil and thatch from your lawn to encourage new root growth. Lawn aeration allows more oxygen and nutrients to reach the roots, helps old grasses decompose faster, improves root structure and increases your lawns resistance to drought. The new growth will be much healthier. This process is known as core aeration within the lawn care industry. The cores are simply left on the lawn to remain and decompose back into the soil. This will ocurr in about 2 to 3 weeks time. The decomposition process can be speed up by mowing your lawn more frequently once the cores have dried out.  The action of the mowing process breaks up the cores more quickly and will reintroduce it back into your lawn.

What are all the Benefits of Aeration?

  • Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
  • Enhanced soil water uptake.
  • Improved fertilizer uptake and use.
  • Reduced water runoff and puddling.
  • Improved turfgrass rooting.
  • Reduced soil compaction.
  • Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance.
  • Improved resiliency and cushioning.
  • Enhanced thatch breakdown

Keywords: Aeration, lawn care

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Organic Top Dressing

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Fertilizer Programs & Overview

We choose to use only professional premium fertilizer products in granular form that incorporate innovative design with agronomics to produce a proprietary coating process. All seasonal programs are designed and developed to create a healthy lawn and safe environment by focusing on proper nutrients, proper care and promoting plant health.


Over seeding & Slit Seeding

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Weed Control

The government agency that regulates herbicides is very clear that any product that is used to kill weeds needs to be registered under the Pest Control Products Act. A dense stand of turf can compete successfully with weed seedlings for light and nutrients thereby minimizing weeds within your lawn. Pre- emergent grassy weed control – applied before weed seeds germinate applied in the spring or late summer as needed.


Lawn Pest Control

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