krh, Author at Country Gardens Nursery | Ogden, UT
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Aerating 101

Many people ask, “What is the purpose of aerating?” Some feel that it isn’t worth it, because they don’t notice the changes that occur in their yard when they do aerate. Simply put, you won’t see the changes if you do your whole yard and then water and fertilize the same. However, if you aerate half of

your turf area, and then fertilize and water both the treated area and untreated area the same, you’ll see the difference, and it is a big one.
Aerating will make your fertilizing applications more affective, and will reduce the amount of water needed on a turf area. The higher the traffic in an area, the more the application is needed.

Why Aerate?

From the folks at RYAN, here is a list of benefits from aerating your yard:
•Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
•Enhanced soil water uptake.
•Improved fertilizer uptake and use.
•Reduced water runoff and puddling.
•Stronger turfgrass roots.
•Reduced soil compaction.
•Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance.
•Improved resiliency and cushioning.
•Enhanced thatch breakdown.

So, come on in to the nursery and we’ll show you how to do it, tell you when you should do it, and help you to have one of the greenest yards in the neighborhood.

Spring 2013

Even though it looks like a Winter Wonderland out there, and the nursery is closed for business, it’s SPRING PLANNING time at Country Gardens Nursery.  Right now we are busy purchasing and ordering plants to go in the greenhouses.  Breeders have some great new flowers for this spring and we are choosing the best from Proven Winners and Red Fox as well as other great growers.

March will be our annual March Madness Sale starting on the Ides of March (March 15).  Call 801-814-5275 or e-mail for any requests or questions.

Thanks for a great 2012 and we’ll see you in the Spring 2013!