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Today it is overcast clouds in Ashburn

7 Day Forecast In Ashburn

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    Humidity - 67%
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    Humidity - 74%
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    Humidity - 76%
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    Humidity - 78%
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    Humidity - 80%
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    Humidity - 82%
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    Humidity - 78%
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    Humidity - 72%
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    Humidity - 70%
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    Humidity - 64%
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    Humidity - 56%
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    Humidity - 50%
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    Humidity - 47%
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    Humidity - 62%
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    Humidity - 67%
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    Humidity - 70%
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    Humidity - 74%
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    Humidity - 74%
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    Humidity - 79%
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    Humidity - 80%
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    Humidity - 78%
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    Humidity - 76%
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    Humidity - 73%
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    Humidity - 74%
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    broken clouds - 9°
    Humidity - 70%
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    Humidity - 62%
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    Humidity - 55%
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    Humidity - 52%
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    Humidity - 52%
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    Humidity - 56%
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    Humidity - 56%
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    Humidity - 52%
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    Humidity - 53%
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    Humidity - 53%
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    Humidity - 60%
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    Humidity - 58%
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  • 01:00
    broken clouds - 10°
    Humidity - 61%
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    Humidity - 57%
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    Humidity - 46%
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    Humidity - 47%
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  • De-compact surface
  • Aid growth
  • Break down the spongy 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 two to four people.  Sharing task ensures more detailed coverage.
  • Review the soil profile by taking a core