Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch from the lawn to improve soil aeration. Textbooks of ten refer to the practices of soil aeration as soil cultivation (coring, spiking and slicing).
The Pink Crape Myrtle, ‘Lagerstroemia indica “Rosea”, is a handsome, summer-flowering, deciduous small tree or shrub. It is a favorite among Southern gardeners because of its beauty and low maintenance. The crape myrtle is valued mainly for its long period of striking summer flowers. Large clusters of pink flowers appear on the tips