We recommend that Bermuda and zoysia lawns get aerated in the spring and fescue lawns get aerated in the fall. Aeration is the process of removing small plugs of grass and soil from the ground, creating new oxygenating air spaces in the lawn, allowing nutrients to absorb closer to the root, which strengthens the root system and revitalizes the soil ecosystem. Aeration allows oxygen and nourishing fertilizers to penetrate the root system making your lawn stronger and more vibrant.
Lawn aeration also helps decrease the buildup of thatch. Thatch is the buildup of dead roots, rhizomes, and lawn clippings that have not been broken down between the surface of the soil and the layer of grass. If the thatch becomes too thick, it soaks up the moisture and does not allow the roots to affix themselves to the soil properly. Excessive thatch also provides a breeding ground for pests like insects and grubs, which will harm your lawn even further.
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Key Aeration Benefits
- Improved root strength and health
- Allows better absorption of water and prevents puddles from forming during heavy rain
- Allows better absorption of fertilizer
- Thatch breaks down faster and more complete
- Oxygenates root structures
- Loosens the soil and reduces soil compaction
- For fescue lawns, aeration vastly improves overseeding