We’re all familiar with the importance of fertilizing, mowing and watering our lawns. Another key component to keeping our lawns healthy and looking good is aerating. Just as with fertilizing and mowing, specific timing is needed for your lawn to reap its full benefits.
Simply put, aeration is puncturing through the compacted soil in your lawn with small holes that will allow water, air and nutrients to reach the grass roots. Without aeration, your lawn is at risk of being suffocated by heavy organic debris just under the grass.
Lawns need aerating if they:
Before aerating, you’ll need to know what type of grass you have. This is important because there are warm-season and cool-season grasses.
Warm-season grasses, those that need to be aerated in late spring or early summer, include:
Cool-season grasses need to be aerated in the fall. These grasses include:
In addition to knowing the right time of year to aerate your lawn, you’ll also do well to remember these tips:
Like you, we want your lawn to be as healthy and good looking as possible. If you need help with aerating your lawn or even identifying your lawn so that we can help you put a plan of action in place, we encourage you to contact us at Juniper Landscape Company today at (619) 334-9464.