If water is having a tough time penetrating the soil surface of your lawn, the time may be now to aerate your lawn. In this issue, we’ll talk about the benefits of aerating your lawn and how often you should do it.
Lawn aeration is all about improving the air exchange between your lawn’s soil and its surroundings. In aeration, small plugs – about the size of a wine cork – are removed from the lawn to improve your soil’s natural aeration.
There are a host of direct benefits to aerating your lawn, including:
At a minimum, you should aerate your lawn once per year. If, however, your lawn experiences heavy traffic, you may need to think about aerating twice or more per year.
It’s best to wait until you’ve mowed your lawn a few times so that you can be sure your lawn will grow quickly enough to recover from the process.
You should never aerate a wet lawn. However, watering your lawn after aeration is a good thing. Also, after aeration is a good time to apply fertilizer and weed killer.
We’d love to talk more with you about why you should aerate your lawn and how. We’re a complete professional landscaping service in San Diego providing a wide-range of experience for large commercial properties and small residential projects.
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