What is Lawn Aeration?
Lawn aeration is the perforation of soil with several small holes to better allow water, air, and nutrients to access the roots of grass. This practice helps grass roots grow deeper into the soil, leading to a healthier and more vibrant lawn overall.
Why Should I Aerate My Lawn?
The most common reason for aerating a lawn is the over-compaction of soil and lawn thatch. When soil becomes too compacted, there is just too much crammed into one space. This high-density soil prevents the proper circulation of water, air and nutrients, starving the roots of your grass, and leading to dead patches. Lawn thatch is a thick layer of mostly dead grass lying between the green blades on the surface and the root system in the soil below. When lawn thatch becomes too thick, it prevents the grass roots from absorbing the water and nutrients needed to survive.
How Can I Tell If My Soil Needs Aeration?
Good question. Many customers ask how they will know whether or not their lawn needs to be aerated. Your landscape might need aeration if: