Aeration & Dethatching

A beautiful lawn doesn't happen by itself.

The process of aeration punches small holes into the soil to allow water, air, and nutrients to penetrate to the grass's roots.  When soils become compacted it inhibits the flow of these key ingredients to the roots. Aeration helps support a thicker, healthier turf and reduce thatch buildup.  Thatch is the layer of decomposing organic matter that forms just at the lawn surface, between the soil and grass.  When thatch gets more than a ½” thick, it reduces the flow of water, air, and nutrients causing the grass's roots to become trapped in the thatch layer, where they’re vulnerable to heat, drought, and stress.  A thick thatch layer also provides a breeding ground for lawn disease and insect pests.  

 

Prior to beginning aeration or dethatching work we will flag all lawn sprinklers and other obstacles so we can proceed in a safe and efficient manner.  Not all lawns need to be aerated or dethatched, but when they do Green Team is ready for the job.  

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