FAQ About Lawn Aeration

lawn aerationDo you have a yard? Are you often comparing your yard to those of your neighbors? They say that the grass is always greener on the other side for a reason, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Put your neighbors’ lawns to shame this year with a few simple lawn care tips. Taking care of your yard doesn’t have to be a huge project. All it takes is a few simple tasks.

One such task is lawn aeration, and it is a lot easier than most people think.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lawn Aeration

  1. What is core aeration?
    This is the process of perforating the soil, removing a section (core) of the soil, and depositing it on the surface to break down. After an aeration, you’ll see little pellets of dirt scattered across your lawn, as well as the holes they were taken out of.
  2. What are the benefits of lawn aeration?
    • Aerating allows the water, air, and fertilizer to penetrate the root zone, thus allowing the root to grow deeper. This results in a healthier lawn.
    • It also reduces the risk of thatch buildup and soil compaction.
    • It creates an optimal environment for overseeding, allowing for direct soil to seed contact.
  3. How do I know if my lawn needs to be aerated?
    Any lawn should be aerated at least once a year. You may need to aerate your lawn sooner if you notice grass that does not become green after fertilizing or becomes brown in high temperatures. You should also aerate if your yard has poor drainage, causing standing water to accumulate after rain.
  4. When is the best time of year for lawn aeration?
    Experts recommend aerating twice a year — once in the spring and once in the fall. If you can only afford lawn aeration once a year, go for the fall.
  5. How long after aeration will the cores in my yard disappear?
    It generally takes around two weeks for the cores to break down, though it can vary depending on weather conditions.

A whole 83% of Americans think that having a yard is important, as it can add an element of natural beauty to a home. As many as 90% of those with a yard believe that it should be well-maintained, especially since landscaping can increase your home’s resale value by 14%.

So if you are interested in maintaining a healthy and beautiful yard, call for help today. Make sure you choose a landscaping company that also provides lawn aeration services.