What is Lawn Aeration?
Lawns become compact through traffic, rainfall and natural settling. Over time, compacted soil becomes tough for roots to penetrate and limits the water, oxygen and nutrients available to the roots.
A lawn aeration service will reduce the compaction on the surface of the soil and will stimulate root growth as well as allow water, oxygen and nutrients to penetrate deeper into the soil.
How often should I aerate my lawn?
A typical lawn should be aerated annually. This will help mitigate the effects of compaction of the soil through the year. If a lawn is subject to heavy traffic or consists of heavy clay, aerating in both the spring and fall is recommended and will produce the best result.
It is very common to core aerate at the same time as over-seeding. While not absolutely necessary, the cores left on the top of the soil will increase soil contact with the seed, giving you a better germination rate.