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Core Aeration


Mowing: using professional equipment with sharp mulching blades

Trimming: special care by plants and flowers

Clean-up: using blowers to remove debris, leaving a beautiful, finished look


Aerating: Using professional equipment for professional results

Seeding and Fertilization Services also available

What is Core Aeration?

Lawn Mowing Service 

Lawn Mowing - We cut each individual lawn with personal attention, taking the necessary time to deliver a complete, well-manicured appearance

Trimming & Edging - 90 Degrees edging from the turf to the hard surfaces helps to define your lawn area and delivers a complete and "well manicured" look.

Clean-up - No lawn maintenance is complete without the removal of all clipping from walkways, driveway and other hard surfaces

Core Aeration

Core Aeration

A must do service for Spring & Fall - Call SCC Lawncare for Core Aeration, Fertilization & Seeding Today!

What is Core Aeration?

Aerating is the process of removing small plugs of soil from the turf.  Core aerators are the best types of mechanical aerators because they remove the soil, rather than pushing soil back in to the ground.  (That is what those little lawn-aerating shoes do.)  Core aeration, also known as lawn aeration, is one of the keys to healthy lawn maintenance.

Aeration softens hard soil by allowing water to penetrate into them rather then just run off of the surface. As your roots grow deeper, you won’t need to water as often. This can save you money on watering your lawn. It also allows your lawn to stay greener in the summer and winter.  Clay soil expands when the weather gets warm (or cold) causing the soil to become compacted.

Core aeration is the process of using a mechanical, liquid, or hand lawn aerator to aerate your lawn.  Aerating makes holes in your lawn that allow it to absorb more water, stimulate deeper root growth and reduce soil compaction.  A lawn aerator also allows air and nutrients direct access to the root system.  By

removing cores from your lawn, it gives your soil room for expansion, this reduces stress on the roots and give you a nice looking lawn throughout the year.

In addition, there are a few different types of lawn services that go well with aeration, these include thatching, fertilization, over seeding and liming.

How does Aerating help Your Lawn?

Plants need oxygen as much as they need carbon dioxide, but they need oxygen in their root areas.  As people walk, play football or practice swinging the golf club on their lawn, they compact the soil, squeezing it together and removing spaces that oxygen normally fills.  Plants use oxygen when they metabolize (break down) the sugar they store from photosynthesis.  Without oxygen for this process, plants will literally starve.  In addition to improving oxygen availability for plants, it also improves life for soil organisms.  Lawn aeration allows water to filter more consistently through soil, and helps reduce problems with thatch.

When to Aerate Your Lawn

Depending upon how much foot traffic the lawn in question gets, you may need to aerate more than once a year.  You always want to aerate when the lawn can grow and heal itself from the process.  Aerating a lawn disrupts plant roots and is stressful to the plants in the beginning.  It is best to aerate in the spring and fall—when the plants are actively growing, and it is not too hot.  Warm season grasses grow most during the hot summer, so aerating during the summer works well for them.  Disrupting the plant roots will interfere with their ability to take up water and recover from the aerating process.  Aerating mid-summer requires more careful observation of moisture levels.

Why Aerate Your Lawn

When your soil gets too compact, there’s a good chance that your grass might not be getting the air and nutrients that it needs to reach its full potential. Lawn aeration, or core aeration, will help fix this problem by pulling up plugs of soil and then allowing air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. Lawn aeration will help strengthen the roots and allow them to grow deeper. Strong roots in grass will help make it look very green and more beautiful.

We Suggest Aerating 2 Times a Year

Lawn aerating 2 times a year is ideal, once in the spring and once in the fall. SCC Lawn Care will aerate your lawn for a very reasonable price. Let SCC Lawn Care step in and get the job done.

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