Why Aerate Your Lawn?
The primary benefits of lawn aeration include:
FAQs about Aeration
Aeration is the process of using a lawn aeration machine to remove cores of turf to improve the flow of air, water and nutrients in otherwise dense, compacted soil.
Aerating will allow your grass to grow healthier, greener and thicker. It will also help with drainage and allow air and water to reach the roots of your lawn.
If I had to pick the absolute best time of the year to aerate your grass it would be during the spring between February and June, although the fall is also a pretty good time to aerate as well. These are the seasons when your lawn is actively growing and you can overseed right away.
By aerating during the spring you will encourage the roots to grow deeper in your lawn, which will cause your lawn to remain healthy throughout the year.
Aerating prepares the lawn for new seed by reducing soil compaction, and increases water absorption. Additionally, the holes that the aerating machine leave behind become a seed bed which provides the seed with excellent soil to seed contact, ensuring that the seeds will germinate and grow into a healthy lawn.
On lawns with compacted soils or under renovation, it is beneficial to aerate twice yearly. With sandy soil once a year aerating is recommended.