Aerating Your Lawn-What, When and How

It was a long winter and your lawn lay dormant for quite some time. It’s likely that it isn’t looking nearly as perfect as you wish it did even at this point. Even after you rake away the thatch and see some new growth, the lawn may still be looking a little the worse for wear. if your lawn looks tired and brown, the odds are good that you need a little extra help from your lawn care professional.One way to help yuou to grow better grass is aeration. Just like any other plant, your grass needs to have oxygen to grow. Thanks to people using the lawn and walking on it. playing with pets and other things, the natural settling that takes place, the roots of your grass can compact and limit the amount of air/oxygen that can reach the roots of the grass. The result is that the lawn looks a lot less healthy than it did previously. What is Aeration? Aeration is basically poking holes in the lawn. It removes small pieces of soil and allows the air to flow better around the grass roots. It also allows the water and the food that you add to the lawn to get to the roots more effectively.Normally the process is done using something called a core aerator and can take a couple of hours if you have a fair sized lawn. Why Should You Aerate? Aeration is a very important part of your lawn staying green and healthy. …

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Why Does Your Lawn Need Aeration?

Just as the roots of your grass and plants require water and fertilizer or food, so too do they require oxygenation to help the grass to thrive. At Lenards Lawn Care we have a long tradition of helping to obtain that lush green lawn that you are looking for and part of that is healthy oxygenation for the plants. Lawn aeration helps the grass to achieve the maximum amount of oxygen that that provides your grass with multiple benefits. It allows water and fertilizer to penetrate deeper into the soil, reduces soil compaction, and improves the air-to-soil interaction. Timing is just as important when it comes to aerating your lawn as it is with watering and mowing. You can always aerate your lawn in the spring, but the most important time to do so is in the fall. It’s important to apply weed killers after you aerate your lawn so that the open holes can be protected against weeds.

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