Why, How, and When to Aerate Your Lawn

All About Aeration


why, how, and when to aerate

Fall is fast approaching, so it’s time to once again talk about the importance of aeration. Aeration is the process of pulling out “plugs” or “cores” of soil from the lawn with an aerator. Learn all about aeration: why, how, and went to aerate.

Why, How, and When to Aerate

Why Aeration

A heavily worn lawn can fall victim to soil compaction, which is when the soil gets so thick that the roots of grass cannot grow deeply.  Aeration reduces compaction by pulling out plugs and provides a great hole for new seeds to thrive deep in the ground. This allows your lawn to grow thick for a luscious spring. The healthier your grass, the better your lawn is able to fend off weeds and other lawn issues.

How to Aerate

DIYing your lawn aeration can be difficult. If you are determined to do it yourself, there are aerating tools you can use that poke into the ground and create the aeration holes. You can either purchase the tools or rent them from a home improvement store. If you have a small patch of grass, a manual aeration tool should be sufficient.

When to Aerate

It can be hard to notice that your lawn is compacted. You can watch to see if rain puddles in one area of your lawn more than another. Whether or not you notice the compaction, it’s helpful to aerate your lawn in the fall. This is when many people choose to add more seed so their lawn grows back thick and healthy in the springtime.

Green Lawn Fertilizing Knows All About Aeration

At Green Lawn Fertilizing, we are experts at creating luscious, green lawns, and we provide year-round care—including aerating and seeding. All you’ll have to do is wait for your grass to grow. Give us a call today at 888-581-5296 for a free quote and schedule lawn aeration and overseeding services today.