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    The One-Step Method to Improve Your Lawn – Strongsville Lawn Care

    Shaun Kanary
    Posted by: Shaun Kanary on February 14, 2012

    Strongsville Lawn CareWe all want that lawn that looks like a major-league baseball field.  However some people fertilize over and over again, never getting those results.   Extreme weather in Strongsville adds to the difficulty of keeping your lawn healthy.  If you experience thin and patchy grass, fertilization can’t correct that problem.  The one-step solution to most thin, unhealthy grass: a good core aeration.

    The Practice of Core Aeration

    Aerating your lawn involves punching hollow tubes into your lawn, removing thousands of small cores of soil, creating pockets of air in your lawn.  Soil cores are left on the surface, breaking down and becoming organic nutrients for your lawn.  Core aeration is the most important, and overlooked, part of a lawn care program not only in Strongsville, but anywhere else in Ohio.

    Let it Breathe!  The Benefits of Core Aeration

    A core aeration can provide numerous benefits to your lawn that fertilizer alone cannot, such as:

    • Relieves Soil Compaction – the leading cause of areas of thin grass is soil compaction.  Compacted soil does not allow for water or oxygen to get to your turf’s root system, preventing them from growing thick and healthy.
    • Delivers Oxygen, Water, & Nutrients – Core aeration provides your turf’s root zone with important oxygen, water, and nutrients, causing better overall health.
    • Aids Thatch Breakdown – Aerating your lawn helps with that breakdown by introducing thatch-decomposing microorganisms to reach the top of the thatch layer.

    When to Aerate and Fertilize in Strongsville

    Aerations should take place at least once to twice a year, typically in the fall or spring.  Fall is the perfect time to aerate due to the cooler weather and dry conditions.  Spring is also an acceptable time, however it’s important to be careful not to wait too late, when aeration could harm the crown of the plant.

    Weed Pro – Professional Lawn Care in Strongsville

    The professionals at Weed Pro can develop a lawn care plan for you based on your lawns needs. Weed Pro staffs only licensed and trained technicians that keep your family (and pets) safe with 100% eco-friendly, safer products and adhere to the regulations for safe usage of those products.

    Call us today at 866-724-4555 to speak to a Weed Pro representative that can provide you with a free, no hassle, lawn care estimate, or click on the link below:



    Shaun Kanary

    Shaun has been a part of the Green Industry for the past 15 years. As the Director of Marketing for Weed Pro, a Cleveland and Columbus Fertilizing Company, Shaun is a regular contributor to the Weed Pro Blog, and other industry magazines and blogs.

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