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Today it is mist in Ashburn

7 Day Forecast In Ashburn

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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.