Step by Step: How to aerate properly

Last updated: 05-21-2018

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Step by Step: How to aerate properly

As time goes on, soil naturally compacts. Aeration, also called coring and aerifying, perforates the soil to allow air, water and nutrients to reach a lawn’s roots. It also removes mild thatch. This helps roots grow deeper, making the lawn more vigorous and drought resistant. Aeration should occur when turf is in its peak growing season so it can recover quickly. This timing is typically in early spring or fall for cool-season grasses and late spring through early summer for warm-season grass...


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