Spring is a great time to get your lawn in tiptop shape including aerating it for maximum health benefits. If your lawn is the healthiest it can be, you will experience reduced maintenance and normal problems that can overtake a once beautiful landscape.
Aeration is the process of removing small plugs of thatch and soil from your lawn to improve natural soil aeration. The benefits of lawn aeration are great and recommended by top lawn care providers. It improves the use of fertilizers, reduces runoff and puddling, gives you stronger turf grass roots, and reduces soil compaction. Aeration can also help your lawn with enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance and improve resiliency and cushioning.
Most lawns can benefit from a yearly aeration, however if your lawn is heavily used or grows in clay or subsoils, more than once a year is recommended.
Spring is the perfect time to aerate your lawn but avoid it until after your first spring mowing. In the spring, the best time to aerate is between March and May. If you choose to do it a second time during the year, the fall, between August and November is best. Aeration before or at the time of your late season fertilization will enhance your lawn greatly and improve spring growth.
The equipment used for this process is very important as well as having the knowledge of the best aeration process. For this reason, consult a reputable lawn care company who has performed this process many times and has the proper equipment to get the best results.