The Best Time to Aerate Your Lawn

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What is core-aeration?

Core aeration is a process of perforating the soil surface with small holes to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the roots of your lawn. This method helps to reduce soil compaction and promote root growth, leading to a healthier, more beautiful lawn. Core aeration is especially useful for lawns that receive heavy foot traffic or have a thatch layer buildup. With our professional core aeration service, you can improve the overall health and appearance of your lawn.

When is the best time to aerate your lawn?

Fall is the best time to aerate your lawn for a healthy and beautiful landscape. Through the season with mowing and children playing in the yard, it compacts the soil. Mowing builds a thatch layer. Aeration relieves compaction and let the grass nutrients release. Because of this, Villani Landshapers begins fall core aeration in September.

What are the benefits of aeration?

Not only does core aeration promote root growth and reduces soil compaction, but it also reduces water run-off and puddling on top turf. It increases tolerance to heat/drought stress. It improves air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.   

What to expect?

To ensure successful aeration, it’s important to prepare your lawn beforehand. This includes mowing the grass to a shorter length, watering the lawn thoroughly, and marking any obstacles or sprinkler heads that could be damaged during the process. All it takes is 1 visit! There will be plugs left all throughout the property that are filled with moisture and nutrients, these plugs will break down naturally in 7-10 days. that is the same time frame of when you will start seeing results.

After aerating, it’s important to fertilize and water your lawn to encourage healthy growth. You may also want to consider overseeding any bare or thin areas of your lawn to promote a thicker and fuller look.

By following these tips and aerating your lawn this fall, you’ll be on your way to a healthy and beautiful landscape. Contact us today to schedule your core aeration appointment!