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What is aeration?

Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn.

What is the main reason for aerating?

To alleviate soil compaction. Compacted soils have too many solid particle in a certain volume or space, which prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients within the soil.

Should you aerate your lawn?

Your lawn is a good candidate if it"

Gets heavy use, was established as part of a newly constructed home, dries out easily and has a spongy feel, was established by sod, and soil layering exists.

When to aerate your lawn

The best time is during the growing season, when the grass can heal and fill in any open areas after soil plugs are removed. Ideally, in with the cool season grass in the early spring.

What to do after aeration of your lawn.

Leave the soil plugs on the lawn to decompose and filter back into the holes left by aeration.

Apply fertilizer immediately after aerating your lawn to put nutrients into your grass roots.