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Top Five Reasons to Core Aerate Your Lawn

Top Five Reasons to Core Aerate Your Lawn

It is important to know that all core aerations are not created equal. The type of machine you use will dictate how effective the core aeration is. A good machine will pull a 2 1/2 to 3 inch long plug every 3-4 inches even when the soil is extremely compact with a...
Watering Your Lawn

Watering Your Lawn

Turfgrasses and other plants in your landscape need water for growth and development. In the Northern Virginia area, lawns are not watered sufficiently or at the right frequency when homeowners rely exclusively on natural rainfall to keep their lawns healthy. In most...
Core Aeration

Core Aeration

What is Core Aeration? Core aeration is the removal of small cores of soil from a lawn. The Benefits of Aeration Core aeration helps the lawn’s health and vigor, and reduces maintenance requirements by: Improving turfgrass rooting. Reducing soil compaction....
Caring for Grass in the Shade

Caring for Grass in the Shade

Turf is a balanced system. This is why sunny areas of your lawn may respond differently to maintenance techniques than shady areas of your lawn. In other words, the turfgrass plant receiving less light will require less moisture and less fertilizer, but will need more...
Thatch Development and Control in Home Lawns

Thatch Development and Control in Home Lawns

Image by Izhamwong – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25815320 Thatch is a tightly interwoven layer of living and dead grass stems and roots lying between the soil surface and green grass leaves in established lawns. Thatch...