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Today it is overcast clouds in Ashburn

7 Day Forecast In Ashburn

  • 18:00
    light rain - 22°
    Humidity - 66%
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  • 19:00
    overcast clouds - 22°
    Humidity - 64%
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  • 20:00
    broken clouds - 23°
    Humidity - 62%
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  • 21:00
    light rain - 22°
    Humidity - 64%
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  • 22:00
    broken clouds - 23°
    Humidity - 61%
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  • 23:00
    scattered clouds - 23°
    Humidity - 63%
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  • 00:00
    scattered clouds - 21°
    Humidity - 71%
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  • 01:00
    broken clouds - 19°
    Humidity - 72%
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  • 02:00
    scattered clouds - 18°
    Humidity - 81%
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  • 03:00
    scattered clouds - 17°
    Humidity - 84%
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  • 04:00
    scattered clouds - 17°
    Humidity - 84%
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  • 05:00
    scattered clouds - 16°
    Humidity - 88%
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  • 06:00
    scattered clouds - 15°
    Humidity - 90%
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  • 07:00
    few clouds - 15°
    Humidity - 91%
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  • 08:00
    clear sky - 14°
    Humidity - 92%
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  • 09:00
    clear sky - 14°
    Humidity - 93%
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  • 10:00
    clear sky - 13°
    Humidity - 93%
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  • 11:00
    clear sky - 13°
    Humidity - 93%
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  • 12:00
    clear sky - 15°
    Humidity - 89%
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  • 13:00
    clear sky - 17°
    Humidity - 82%
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  • 14:00
    clear sky - 19°
    Humidity - 74%
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  • 15:00
    clear sky - 22°
    Humidity - 68%
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  • 16:00
    clear sky - 23°
    Humidity - 62%
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  • 17:00
    clear sky - 24°
    Humidity - 58%
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  • 18:00
    few clouds - 26°
    Humidity - 54%
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  • 19:00
    few clouds - 26°
    Humidity - 50%
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  • 20:00
    few clouds - 27°
    Humidity - 49%
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  • 21:00
    few clouds - 27°
    Humidity - 48%
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  • 22:00
    few clouds - 27°
    Humidity - 50%
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  • 23:00
    clear sky - 27°
    Humidity - 57%
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  • 00:00
    clear sky - 25°
    Humidity - 67%
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  • 01:00
    clear sky - 22°
    Humidity - 70%
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  • 02:00
    clear sky - 21°
    Humidity - 72%
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  • 03:00
    clear sky - 19°
    Humidity - 80%
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  • 04:00
    clear sky - 18°
    Humidity - 85%
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  • 05:00
    clear sky - 18°
    Humidity - 87%
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  • 06:00
    clear sky - 17°
    Humidity - 88%
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  • 07:00
    clear sky - 17°
    Humidity - 89%
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  • 08:00
    clear sky - 16°
    Humidity - 91%
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  • 09:00
    clear sky - 16°
    Humidity - 93%
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  • 10:00
    clear sky - 16°
    Humidity - 93%
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  • 11:00
    clear sky - 16°
    Humidity - 94%
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  • 12:00
    clear sky - 17°
    Humidity - 89%
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  • 13:00
    clear sky - 20°
    Humidity - 79%
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  • 14:00
    clear sky - 23°
    Humidity - 71%
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  • 15:00
    clear sky - 25°
    Humidity - 65%
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  • 16:00
    clear sky - 27°
    Humidity - 59%
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  • 17:00
    few clouds - 29°
    Humidity - 54%
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Aim:

  • Alleviate compaction.
  • Increase gaseous exchange within the soil to improve grass growth.
  • Aid in breakdown of thatch layer.

Method:

  • For small areas a hand fork can be used.
  • For the whole pitch, tractor mounted equipment should be used.

Timing:

All year round.

Effects of Incorrect Procedure:

  • Surface compaction.
  • Poor sward growth.
  • Reduced durability.
  • Reduced playability.
  • Loss of revenue.

Equipment:

  • Hand fork.
  • Tractor mounted aerator.

Practical Tips:

  • Unless trained, volunteers should not be allowed to use the tractor-mounted equipment.
  • Hand forking is best carried out by 2 to 4 people. Sharing task ensures more detailed coverage.
  • Review the soil profile by taking a core.