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Aerating for an optimal Long Island lawn

by on May 22, 2013

Have you noticed your Long Island lawn isn’t responding as positively to fertilization treatments as it has in the past? Is the grass dry despite constant watering and not as vibrant as it once was? Chances are it could benefit from an aeration treatment.

Landscape experts suggest aerating to reverse the negative consequences of thatch build-up that has gotten to be more than one inch thick. Thatch can block important nutrients, water and air from reaching the root zone of your Long Island lawn, which is why it turns brown and brittle.

After dethatching, your Long Island landscape specialists will use a device to remove small plugs of soil from your Long Island lawn. The openings created by removing the dirt will allow fertilizer, water and air to find their way down to the roots, which now have even more room to swell up and thrive as they take in these elements. Additionally, the small plugs of soil that have been removed will act as natural fertilizer. The soil will break down over time and reintroduce the nutrients back into the Long Island lawn.

This process should be repeated every one to two years to ensure the presence of thatch is not having a negative impact on the success of the Long Island lawn. Your Long Island landscape professional will advise you on the best time of the season to aerate your Long Island lawn for optimal results.

If you think your Long Island lawn could benefit from aeration, contact your local Long Island landscape company and find out more about this beneficial process that can add years and new life to your Long Island lawn.

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