Does your lawn need a quick improvement? Aeration can elevate the health and appearance of your lawn. Aeration is the process where a machine (lawn aerator) penetrates the lawn surface and pulls out small plugs of soil. Aeration is often confused with power-raking or de-thatching, but it’s different. Hollow tines are equipped on the lawn aerator which removes soil plugs and leaves them on the surface of the lawn. These plugs are normally visible for a couple of weeks before they decompose. There are no benefits of removing the soil plugs outside of aesthetics.
Most lawns are compacted over time by foot traffic, play, and maintenance equipment. Aeration allows nutrients, oxygen and water to get down into the soil. It’s harder for oxygen, nutrients, and water to penetrate compacted soils. The plugs removed by aeration loosens compacted soils, cuts through the thatch layer and creates openings for nutrients, water and air flow. These are all key components for healthy green grass. The healthier the roots are below, the better the grass will look above.
Core aeration is one of the best things you can do for your lawn to keep it lush and green. In our area, Spring and Fall are the best times to aerate.
Lawn aerators can be rented locally from Valley Lumber in Victor and Grande Rental in Driggs.
If DIY isn’t your thing, we can do it for you. Click here to get a quote: https://mdlandscaping.com/new/get-a-quote/