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LAWN TREATMENT  |  SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

Core Aeration

by Kerry Kiefer

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HAVE YOU SCHEDULED YOUR CORE AERATION?
This year has sure been unusual with the monsoon summer season we had and now lack of rain, heat, and humidity all are taking a toll on many lawns.  Due to these conditions, many properties would benefit from a core aeration/over seeding to finish out the year strong and start spring 2016 off right.  You may ask how does this benefit you?  

AERATION BENEFITS:
Core aeration will help make your lawn healthier through these means:

  • Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere
  • Enhanced soil water uptake
  • Reduced water runoff and puddling
  • Stronger turf grass roots
  • Reduced soil compaction
  • Improved resilience and cushioning
  • Enhanced thatch breakdown

 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO AERATE LAWNS?

Here in the Midwest, we have cool season turf grass such as Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass, which can be aerated between August and November.  

 

Image Credits: Cover, by JNtaylor98 at Photobucket.com; Body by VIP Home and Yard

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