Maintaining a healthy and lush lawn is no easy feat. It requires regular mowing, watering, fertilizing, and aeration. While many homeowners are aware of the first three steps, aeration is often overlooked. Aeration is the process of creating small holes in your lawn to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. In this blog post, we will discuss why aeration is essential for your lawn's health and how to do it.
Why Aeration is Important for Your Lawn
Over time, soil becomes compacted, especially in high-traffic areas. Compacted soil makes it difficult for air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots, which can lead to a host of lawn problems. These problems include:
How to Aerate Your Lawn
Now that you understand the importance of aeration let's discuss how to do it. Aeration can be done using two main methods: spike aeration and core aeration.