An aerated lawn is a thicker, healthier, more resilient lawn. Make the most of your investment in a beautiful outdoor space.
What is core aeration?
Spring core aeration is the process of extracting tiny plugs of soil from all over your yard. The resulting air pockets in your lawn help counter the effects of soil compaction, as they:
- Improve access to air, water and fertilizers by grass roots
- Enhance your lawn’s heat and drought stress tolerance
- Break down potentially harmful thatch
Properly consistent aeration leads to stronger, healthier grass roots. You’ve invested significant expense in your lawn; make the most of that investment. An aerated lawn is a thicker, healthier, more resilient lawn.
When to aerate (warm-season grasses)
Shocking, we know, but spring aeration – for Bermuda or other warm-season grasses – happens in late spring (or very early summer). That’s just before peak growth time. This ensures the grass recovers quickly and fills in small holes created during aeration, resulting in stronger, thicker turf.
You can also keep an eye out for telltale signs that your grass is not getting the nutrients it needs from the soil:
- Thin and/or patchy grass. That’s a sign roots are struggling to get nutrients.
- The soil is noticeably hard to the touch.
- Rainwater puddles instead of being absorbed. Over time, weather and frequent use both contribute to soil compaction.