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Find Out Why You Should Aerate Your Lawn

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 24 May , 2017

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.

What is lawn aeration?

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.

What are the benefits of aerating my lawn?

There are a host of direct benefits to aerating your lawn, including:

  • Allowing fertilizer and water to get deeper penetration into the soil;
  • De-compacting your soil so that roots can grow deeper and stronger;
  • Removing thatch; and
  • Reducing the amount of water runoff,

How often should I aerate my lawn?

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.

When should I aerate my lawn?

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.

Is there any prep work for aeration?

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.

To Learn More About Aerating Your Lawn, Call Juniper Landscape Company of San Diego

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.

Just give us a call! Our number is (619) 334-9464.


Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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