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What Is Aerating?
The term aerate can be used to describe any type of situation where oxygen is introduced to something. With that being said, the key to making sure that your lawn is being Aerated correctly is to always keep this concept in mind so that the proper amounts of oxygen and nutrients can be introduced to your grass so that you experience the proper amount of results. This midset towards lawn care will help to improve soil health and appearance. Please keep reading to learn more about how, when, and why we include aerating practices in our lawn care routine.
What Does It Mean To Aerate The Lawn?
As it was explained before, aerating your lawn will not only help your grass obsorb oxygen more but it will also give your lawn a more attractive appearance. Using a mechanical aerator, you can really give your yard an effective aerating experience that lifts plugs, depatches, and creates a more uniform effect. This will in time help the grass have a greener shade becasue it is richer in oxygen. The roots will also grow deeper and contribute to the better appearance. Be careful not to over aerate your lawn because it can cause damage. Aerating your lawn too often can even stunt growth.
When Should I Aerate?
This answer depends on the type of maintenance schedule you desire to give to your lawn. Lots of people who prefer to do more maintenance stick to a schedule that requires their lawn to be aerated twice in the beginning of the year and twice at the end of the year. Some people prefer to stick to a low lawn care maintenance schedule that requires them to perform aerating tasks sometime within the months of October and December. This time period may be different for your lawn depending on the weather habits within' your location. Aerating tends to be more effective when there is lots of moisture that is available to the grass.
What Results Should I Expect?
If you stay true to your lawn aeration schedule and then your lawn will thrive. Aerating can give your lawn a wonderful color that brings about a polished and full effect to your overall lawn. This means that patches, different species of grass, and other pet peeves will have a harder time manifesting themselves onto your lawn. This can also cause you to work harder by having to aerate with greater force because of packed soil and resistance.
Are There Exceptions?
There are times that you my need to refer to lawn aeration that is not according to the schedule for soil health. Whenever there are times that you have had lots of activity or traffic occuring on your lawn you may need to aerate. This is because the soil can become more compacted and deter the flow of oxygen and nutrients.
We hope that these tips of when and why you aerate property brings ease and assurance to your lawn maintenance journey!