In just a few weeks time Ingram Lawn & Garden will begin core aeration and over-seeding lawns all throughout their Ambler, Pa. serving area and surrounding towns. Fall core lawn aeration is usually accomplished with a specfically designed machine which pulls 2.5″-3″ soil plugs from your lawn. There are a variety of benefits to your lawn to perform aeration. A couple of these benefits include:
- Saves up to 50% on water cost by thickening lawns
- Loosens compacted soil
- Increases availability of water & nutrients
- Increases thatch breakdown
- Improves oxygen levels to soil which stimualtes root growth
- Increases drought tolerances
Once your lawn is aerated there will be hundreds or thousdands of little soil plugs left on the lawn. It’s important to note these plugs should be left on the lawn and will break down naturally over the next few weeks (14-21 days). Bacteria from these cores will help reduce the thatch layer naturally by allowing micro-bacterial organisms to speed up decomposition of any remaining thatch. Lawns which are aearated will not be cut the following week. Since the lawns we aerate will also be over-seeded they should be kept somewhat moist for the following week to ten days to help germinate the seeds. If your looking to improve your lawns health consider getting it aerated and over-seeded by Ingram Lawn & Garden. We service Ambler, Ft. Washington, Dresher, North Wales, Lansdale, Hatboro, Horsham, Blue Bell and a variety of other surrounding towns.