Aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve soil structure and reduce compaction. It is one of the best things you can do for your lawn.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AERATION?
Compacted soil and heavy thatch are the two biggest obstacles to a beautiful lawn. They tend to suffocate grass plants by preventing air, water and nutrients from reaching the root zone. This means your lawn looks less than satisfactory in spite of adequate fertilization, water and tender loving care! Aeration opens up the thatch and helps relieve compaction. It should be a regular part of your annual lawn maintenance program.
WHEN SHOULD LAWNS BE AERATED?
Annual aeration is beneficial for all lawns. Lawns growing on heavy clay or subsoil, and lawns exposed to intense use, benefit from two or more aerations each year. Spring and fall are ideal times to have your lawn aerated.
WHY OVERSEED AT THE TIME OF AERATION?
Overseeding at the time of Aeration is a great way to thicken up a thin lawn or introduce better grass types to a lawn.