Landscape Maintenance – Turf Aeration and Fertilization

To All Residents:

You may have noticed that Harvest Landscape has begun their routine turf aeration project. Turf throughout the community is being aerated which will result in an overall aesthetic improvement and a beautiful spring and summer within Niguel Shores.

Aeration of turf can be defined as the following: “Lawn aeration constitutes two things: controlling lawn thatch and reducing soil compaction. Lawn thatch is a layer of dead organic tissue that deprives the lawn of much-needed oxygen. Soil compaction makes it difficult for grass to root and it disturbs natural rainwater irrigation. Watering the lawn the night before aerating can make it easier to aerate a very dense lawn. It is purported that scientific evidence exists that aeration makes a measurable difference in the long-term health or quality of a lawn.1”

In addition, routine fertilization will commence within the next few weeks.

We appreciate everyone’s patience during this process, as these routine landscape enrichments lead to an overall aesthetically pleasing result.