North Carolina Lawn Care: Core Aerating Your Lawn

Most people are not aware of the benefits of aeration, yet it is one of the most important treatments for a healthy lawn. We have a serious compaction problem with our North Carolina soil. Aeration helps reduce this compaction and keeps your soil in the best shape possible. That's why we include this important application step in our "All Inclusive Lawn Care Program."

Thatch is another problem that is is especially heavy on Bermuda and Zoysia lawns. Annual Core Aeration treatments helps reduce the thatch layer buildup in all lawns, but on properties with Bermuda and Zoysia turfgrass, it is almost mandatory.

Aeration helps breakdown this thatch layer naturally. As you're probably aware, a healthy soil is full of microbes. When a lawn is aerated, small plugs of soil (including the microbes) is pulled out and deposited on the surface. The microbes almost immediately start to eat and digest that dead organic layer of thatch.

Too much thatch in the lawn can be disastrous for the health of the lawn and may require an expensive de-thatching process. It is better to keep thatch under-control with regular core aeration treatments. If you have questions about whether your lawn has too much thatch, please give us a call and we'll be happy to give you a free lawn analysis.

Core Plug

Excess thatch creates an environment favorable for pests and disease to thrive, plus an unfavorable growing environment for turf grass roots. Regular aeration will keep thatch levels at optimum levels without going through expensive dethatching.

Thatch in lawns is often misunderstood

Some lawns have serious thatch problems while others do not. Thatch is a layer of living and dead organic matter that occurs between the green matter of your turf grass and the soil surface. The reason some lawns don't have heavy thatch layer is because of a process called LAWN AERATION.

Heavy Thatch Cores

Thatch (over 1/2") creates an environment that impairs turfgrasses from absorbing essential key elements and micronutrients from the soil, plus, it is an ideal environment for harmful pests that can infest a lawn with diseases that can harm turfgrasses.

Thatch is a build-up of dead roots, lawn debris and dead turfgrass crowns. This thick thatch layer is especially noticeable in Bermuda and Zoysia lawns. It accumulates as these plant-parts buildup faster than they would naturally breakdown.

LAWN AERATION is IMPORTANT for North Carolina Lawns!

Aeration breaks down the thatch layer naturally. As you're probably aware, a healthy soil is full of microbes. When a lawn is aerated, small plugs of soil (including the microbes) is pulled out and deposited on the surface. The microbes almost immediately start to eat and digest that dead organic layer of thatch and reduces it's mass, converting it to additional nutrients that can be used by your lawn.

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Today If you have a mosquito problem around your property, or want to make sure that mosquitos don't become a problem, please contact our office to sign up for our mosquito control program.

Our mosquito fogging treatments are applied about every 3 weeks during heavy mosquito breeding periods. Areas treated include bushes, tree canopies up to 8 feet in height, lawns, flower beds and first story eves.

If you have a mosquito problem around your property, or want to make sure that mosquitos don't become a problem, please contact our office to sign up for our mosquito control program.

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