Everyone wants a great lawn: lush, a vibrant green, and the envy of the neighborhood. An attractive lawn doesn’t come easily though - it takes a lot of effort, proper care, and maintenance. Not to mention, holistic lawn care extends beyond just watering regularly and raking leaves; you need to fertilize and aerate your lawn as well.
Aeration is the process of breaking up the soil by permeating it with a serious of small holes. This allows air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. This is needed most when your lawn’s soil is compacted. This can happen from heavy use and play. It is also common if your home is newly constructed. These days construction companies will typically remove the topsoil (to sell later), and then continuously run over the ground with heavy construction equipment and vehicles, compacting your soil, making it dense and harder for nutrients to reach your lawn’s roots. Aeration is also beneficial if your soil feels dry or is rubbery and spongy. If this is the case for your soil, then it could be suffering from too much random debris such as mulch, sticks, stones, or other non-grass materials. When correctly done, aeration can help alleviate or even solve these problems.