Aeration / Power Raking / Slit Seeding


Aeration
Aeration removes plugs of soil from the ground to allow your lawn to breathe.  It also allows natural nutrients and fertilizer to be obtained from turf roots.  Aeration reduces soil compaction, improves water intake and removes thatch accumulation.  Overall, aeration allows new roots to develop and produces a thicker, healthier lawn.


Power Raking
Power Raking removes excess thatch, or semi-decomposed grass and other material that accumulates above the ground.  A thin layer of thatch is beneficial, but when thatch builds up it prevents air, light and water from reaching the turf's roots.  Excess thatch is also a breeding ground for lawn diseases and harmful insects. Power Raking is recommended in the spring or fall.


Slit Seeding
Slit Seeding is achieved by creating small 1/4 inch slits in the soil where seeds are then dropped into the slits and grow.  Seed is distributed in a uniform fashion across the lawn and has a higher seed-to-soil contact than broadcasting.  This is a great way to renovate tired-looking lawns and thicken turf for a plusher-looking lawn.

 

 

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