Lawn aeration is a key component to maintaining a healthy lawn. If mowing the lawn wasn’t the necessity that it is, aeration would be the utmost important task you could have in your lawn maintenance schedule.
What is aeration?
Aeration is the task of creating small, evenly spaced holes 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cm) deep throughout an area of turf. This can be completed using a footplate with hollow cylinders extending from the bottom or a walk behind power aerator which has hollow cylinders extending from one or more rotating wheels that remove the plugs and create holes. Footplates are slow and
How does aeration benefit the lawn?
There are many benefits to
Other benefits include improving the intake of air,
When should lawn aeration be done?
This can depend on the type of soil you have present in your
Aerating should always be performed prior to fertilizing or re-seeding as it is beneficial for these products to enter the holes created by the aerator. Avoid aerating during periods of extreme heat or drought as this will dry out the soil. Doing so eliminates moisture necessary for the survival of the turf. This will result in further stress and could lead to burn.
In conclusion, aeration is an important part