We are winding down on this work, as the growing season will be ending soon.
Core aeration is a mechanical process that pulls plugs from your lawn in order to relieve soil compaction, and increase turf root growth. Spot thatching and hand raking will be done where needed. This is also a key step in the seeding process, and helps prepare the soil to aid in seed germination.
Depending on the climate conditions we find on your property, we will use the appropriate seed blends necessary. Our aeration machines are run on a double pass, with the second pass on a cross pattern, to ensure maximum coverage.
Aeration allows the lawn to breathe, and allows better water and nutrient penetrate into the root zone. Relieving soil compaction allows for quicker root spread, which also thickens the turf, and provides drought protection.
We are now on Round 6 of our Seven-step program that keeps lawns beautiful and weed free. Core Aeration and Overseeding will help prepare your lawn prior to having this done. When was the last time you had your soil tested? Testing is a very important step in determining the program needed to get your lawn into proper shape. It allows us to know what micronutrients your turf needs, and if the pH levels are where they should be. pH adjustments are crucial for the proper uptake of the elements your lawn needs to be at its best. This is a key program if you are renovating your lawn this year.
Spotted Lanternfly Suppression
Not only are the adult SLFs still feeding, they are now laying their egg masses. There are still two monthly treatments on host trees. Treating now will kill the adults, and will help suffocate and kill the eggs, helping to cut back on next year’s attacking horde.
We are still treating for insects such as aphids, mites, and caterpillars.
Contact Andrew’s Lawn Ranger at 215-968-8535 or Andrewslawnranger@aol.com.
PHOTO CAP: Aeration is a crucial part of turf care!