Aeration mechanically removes plugs of thatch and soil from your lawn to improve natural soil Aeration by loosening the soil around the roots to help them breathe and feed. It also brings to the surface beneficial microbes that eat the thatch removed by the Aeration process, which is then absorbed back into the turf as nutrients.
Your lawn will respond best when the core holes are close and deep. Our equipment uses hollow tines to remove soil cores at a spacing of 12 holes per square foot at a depth of 3 to 4 inches.
Most lawns benefit from a one time per year Aeration which is usually done in the Fall of the year. If there is a significant amount of thatch or soil compaction then a twice a year program may be advised to start the lawn’s recovery process.
DE-THATCHING (POWER RAKING) SERVICES
Controlling Thatch is one of the most important – and most overlooked – parts of Lawn Care. Thatch is simply the layer of dead grass, roots and debris that accumulates between the soil surface and the grass blades. Over time Thatch forms a thick matte which hinders and prevents water and air from reaching the soil and grass roots. Thatch also provides an environment that can encourage pests and diseases. De-Thatching and removal of the debris will help prevent these problems.
Every lawn needs to be De-Thatched! Whenever the Thatch layer in your lawn reaches a thickness of 1/2 inch or more, it needs De-Thatching. You can check your lawns Thatch thickness by using a spoon, spade or shovel to slice into the grass, then measuring the thickness of the debris area between the soil and bottom blades of grass. If it is, or exceeds 1/2 inch call PlugN’s Lawn Aeration Services!
We recommend cool season grasses, like the Kentucky Blues, Perennial Ryes and Fescue (tall or fine) to be De-Thatched in the Fall. Warm seasonal types of grasses which thrive in the high temperatures and scorching sun such as Bermuda and Zoysia should be De-Thatched in the early Spring.
Our De-Thatching services include:
– Professional evaluation and recommendations
– Professional equipment designed to minimize roughness without damage to the existing turf
– For an additional charge we will pick up all thatch and dispose of it in containers provided by the customer
– After service programs to prevent future thatch build up
Over-Seeding is the process of introducing new grass seed to exposed soil which will cause it to germinate. This will fill in areas of thinning turf, improve the density of your lawn and enhance its color.
After a detailed Inspection of your lawn and its thinning spots, fresh seed is introduced into the exposed soil from our Aeration or De-Thatching Service. As new roots develop, new grass blades will emerge and the grass seeds will germinate to form a Thicker, Fuller, turf that will choke out weeds leaving you with a Healthier, Greener, Lusher lawn.
As an added benefit we can apply Milorganite®, an Organic “Non-Burning Dormant Feeding Fertilizer to the exposed roots of your lawn after our Aeration service which will give the newly developing grass sprouts their first feeding as they emerge from the ground as well as Greening up the rest of your lawn.
PlugN’s Lawn Aeration Services LLC professionals are experienced in performing all of the above services, just give us a call for a free estimate.
We can apply “Milorganite®”, which is an Organic “Non-Burning” Dormant Feeding Fertilizer, to the exposed roots that gives the newly developing grass sprouts their first feeding as they emerge from the ground as well as greening up the rest of your turf.