Aeration and thatch 

 

Aeration is one of the best ways to improve your lawn. By removing small plugs from the lawn, and having them break back down into the turf after a week or so, this process helps revive compacted soil and completely puncture thatch build up in concentrated areas. This process also allows water, oxygen, sunlight and fertilizer to penetrate the turf and reach the root system and is usually done in late spring or early fall. 

Dethatching removes thatch build up in your landscape to allow moisture, sunlight and fertilizers to better reach the soil. “Thatch” is dead grass stems and roots and other small debris trapped above the soil creating a barrier for nutrients. A rule of thumb is that if you have more than about ½ inch of thatch in your lawn, then that layer is a problem for your lawn and should be removed.

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