Why Aerate Your Lawn/Landscape?
Healthy roots are essential to healthy plants so it stands to reason that it is essential that water and nutrients reach below the surface. Aeration is quite simply perforating the soil to create small holes which allow the necessary nutrients to penetrate and reach the roots.
Aeration is particularly helpful in:
- Heavy traffic areas where the soil may be particularly compact, such as play areas, pet runs, etc.
- Areas that dry out easily or have heavy thatch
- Where layering has occurred and roots have not fully developed (Such as sod placement)
The best time to aerate is during the growing season so that can depend on the climate for your area, generally early Spring or Fall.