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Lawns - Aeration

Compacted soil and heavy thatch are the two biggest obstacles to a beautiful lawn. They tend to suffocate grass plants by preventing air, water and nutrients from reaching the root zone. This can mean that your lawn looks less than satisfactory in spite of proper fertilization, water and much tender loving care. Aeration opens up the thatch and helps to relieve soil compaction. It should be a regular part of your annual lawn maintenance program.

Aeration is accomplished by the use of a machine equipped with cylinder-like spoons designed to penetrate the soil. Half-inch diameter plugs of thatch and soil are actually pulled from the ground during this process. Although the plugs are left on the lawn they are not harmful to your lawn. The plunging action of the spoons into the ground opens up the soil. This allows the grass plants to breathe and promotes deeper, healthier roots.

Benefits of Aeration

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