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Encourage healthy lawn growth with Baltimore core aeration and seeding.

The key to maintaining a thick and beautiful lawn is to apply crucial cultural care to your property. In addition to regular mowing and watering, your lawn can benefit from annual core aeration and seeding. Baltimore core aeration and seeding from Scientific Plant Service will open up compacted soil, allowing complete nutrient absorption by the grassroots. Laying down new seeds fills out any thin areas of your lawn, so you can always enjoy a green and full landscape. The licensed lawn care professionals of Scientific Plant Service will provide knowledgeable guidance for your landscape and use the best aeration and seeding tools to provide the best results. Contact us today for high-quality Baltimore core aeration and seeding. 

When Is It Time for Baltimore Core Aeration and Seeding? 

Your lawn may need core aeration if the soil is compacted. How can you tell if compaction is present? Look for these signs: 

  • Your lawn is puddling 
  • Thatch thicker than a ½-inch is present
  • Grass has stopped growing
  • You cannot stick a screwdriver into the soil 

When your soil is hard and compacted, water, air, and nutrients cannot penetrate the ground and reach the grassroots for absorption. 

If you notice dead or thin grass patches on your lawn, you can seed the lawn to fill those thin areas. Seeding is best done after core aeration so the seeds can penetrate the soil and receive the nutrients they need to grow. After aeration and seeding, you may fertilize to further enhance lawn growth. 

How Does Core Aeration Improve Your Landscape? 

Core aeration pulls soil cores out of your lawn to relieve compaction and ensure grassroots access to necessary nutrients. At Scientific Plant Service, we recommend aeration for most lawns one to two times per year. We can provide efficient and effective core aeration with our core aerators ranging in size from 18 to 84 inches wide. Our equipment can penetrate even the driest lawns. 

The best time to schedule Baltimore core aeration is spring or fall (March to May or August to November). Aerating before the late-season fertilization will enhance root growth and improve spring return. Aeration is also recommended before applying pre-emergent herbicides. After aeration, you can enjoy the following benefits: 

  • Grassroots more easily absorb nutrients, air, and water
  • Stronger roots overall
  • Reduced water runoff and puddling
  • Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance
  • Improved thatch breakdown 

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Aeration for Athletic Fields 

Aeration is critical for keeping a natural turf athletic field playable and responsive. Thatch management, deep-root grass plants, and good drainage result from an effective aeration program from Scientific Plant Service. 

Deep-Tine Aeration 

Deep-tine aeration is the first step for a well-drained field. Our Verti-Drain® deep tine aeration can penetrate the soil up to 16 inches deep. The patented kicking action shatters the soil deep down to reduce compaction and improve drainage. 

Surface Aeration 

Surface aeration is accomplished with the John Deere Aercore™. This opens the soil and reduces thatch by removing ¾-inch cylinders of soil up to four inches deep. The core debris is then broken up and worked back into the surface. 

Schedule Baltimore Lawn Seeding

The late summer or early fall months (mid-August to mid-October) are the best times to schedule seeding for cool-season grasses. Scientific Plant Service utilizes slit seeders ranging from 25 to 84 inches wide to cover any surface ranging from 2,000 square feet to 200 acres! Annual seeding can replace lost grass plants and fill in thin areas. Baltimore core aeration and seeding work together to create a lush, full landscape. 

Call Scientific Plant Service For Baltimore Core Aeration and Seeding

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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