After the summers we experience here in %%statefull%, it's a great idea to aerate your lawn to loosen up any compacted soil. However, after your lawn has been aerated, you might find that your lawn is covered in little cores of soil. When it comes to what you should do with those cores, you have three options: you can just leave the cores where they are and they will break down on their own, you can break up the cores using a rake or lawn mower to speed up the decomposition process, or you can remove them entirely. Continue reading this blog to learn more about each option.
After Your Lawn Has Been Aerated, You Can Just Leave the Cores Where They Are
The easiest and best option when it comes to dealing with the soil cores left on your lawn after aeration is just to leave them where they are and let them break down on their own. Over time, these nutrient-rich cores will decompose and add organic matter back into the soil, which will benefit your grass. Most lawn care experts will tell you this is the way to go because it doesn't require any extra work on your part and your lawn will reap the benefits of the nutrients as the soil cores break down.
Soil cores are filled with beneficial nutrients that help your lawn grow beautiful and strong including nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
You can rake or mow over the cores of soil to speed up the decomposition process.
If you can’t stand the sight of soil cores strewn about your lawn, there’s a quick fix: just break them up using a rake or a lawn mower. Not only will this make the cores virtually disappear before your eyes, but your lawn will still reap the benefits of all those wonderful nutrients that are contained within them. In fact, breaking up the cores will speed up the decomposition process so the nutrients will return to the soil even quicker! While this method will require some work on your part, it is a great option if you don't mind getting your hands dirty and want your lawn looking its best as quickly as possible.
While not recommended, you can just remove the cores of soil from your lawn if you want.
If you really just can not stand the way the soil cores on your lawn look, you can always remove them and dispose of them. However, this is not recommended because removing the soil cores will deprive your lawn of the vital nutrients they would have provided to it. Moreover, it will require some effort to comb your lawn, gather up every last core you can find, and dispose of them. Ultimately, what you choose to do with the soil cores left on your lawn after aeration is up to you. So, while it is not recommended, you can just remove the soil cores from your lawn if you really want to.
Give us a call today to schedule our core aeration service.
Here at Stream Line Lawn & Landscape, we can help alleviate soil compaction and make it easier for nutrients and other resources such as water, sun, and air to reach the roots of your grass via our core aeration service. Our lawn care experts have the knowledge, skills, and equipment to successfully aerate your lawn. Give us a call today at (833) 452-9666 to schedule our core aeration service. We offer this service to commercial and residential property owners in Westfield, Watchung, Warren, NJ, and throughout the surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you soon!