Lawn Aeration

What Is Aeration? Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called “core aeration” in the lawn service industry, and

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Removing Thatch From Lawns

Thatch… recognizing it, and removing it! Thatch is a communion of dead grass, roots and other matter that builds up in grass over time. Its very common and collects on most lawns at some time or another. Thatch collects above the soil at surface level and becomes intertwined in grass stems. When the cycle of

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Lawn Care Made Easier

American lawns range from golf course spectacular to weed infested, bare patch ugly. And lawn care treatment ranges from chemical assault, to doing nothing, to organic purist. You can have a better lawn, without constantly attending to its needs and without spending a fortune. While many of us coddle our ornamental plantings and our vegetable

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How and When to Aerate Your Lawn

In this article, we use the Mantis Tiller to aerate a lawn. Difficulty Estimated Time An Hour or Two Things You Need Mantis Tiller Aerator Attachment Safety Glasses Garden Gloves A Little Bit of Background If you have heavily compacted soil or if your turf has a lot of thin or bare areas, you should

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How to Have a Great Lawn

Overview Most homeowners would like to have a thick, green lawn that is free of weeds, diseases, and bare spots. The good news is that it is possible to have a very attractive lawn without spending a fortune on a lawn care service and without using a lot of potentially harmful chemicals. But you do

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