What the heck is aeration?
Think of it as a good healthy dose of oxygen for your lawn!
You want to keep your lawn healthy right? Well, aeration is one of the most important things you can do and it is something you need to do EVERY year. Yep, every year…
We promise it doesn’t hurt BUT cores are removed from your lawn and are left on the surface.
- Aeration reduces compaction, which means your lawn will utilize water better and you can say goodbye to puddles of water throughout the yard.
- Aeration reduces compaction, which means your lawn will drink up all of the water you so very kindly give it better. You can also say goodbye to puddles of water throughout your yard. Win! Win!
- Aeration opens up your lawn and helps with the exchange of nutrients. In other words, your lawn will “breathe” better and be healthier for it. Yeah!
- Aeration encourages new growth from your existing lawn. New blades of grass will emerge from each opening, which thickens your lawn.
- This process breaks down the thatch layer in your lawn. Thatch is that nasty piece of business that is filled with decaying roots and turf that make it difficult for water to penetrate. Yep, thatch is bad.
- Aeration can be helpful if you want to overseed your lawn and grow new grass, or types of different grass, on top of your existing lawn. Variety is the spice of life after all!
- Be sure to leave the cores on your lawn. Although leaving the cores might make your lawn look like a few dogs didn’t clean up after themselves, they return valuable nutrients to your roots and usually disappear after a couple of cuttings.
Aeration is an important part of maintaining a healthy lawn because it thickens the turf and makes it difficult for weeds to grow. Then, you can sit back and enjoy the beauty that comes with a healthy pesticide-free bed of grass. Yeah!