Do you need to make lawn aeration? If you are a homeowner with a lawn in it that is not thriving with all the basic things like watering, fertilizing, and mowing, then stay here. We are informing you about the basics of lawn aeration. It is a simple method but contributes a lot to making a lawn healthy. So, let’s start.
Moreover, if you are a beginner in lawn aeration, then feel excited. We are starting a series of blogs on lawn aeration to help you become a pro. So, stay tuned.
Table of contents
What is lawn aeration?
How does soil compaction occur?
Problems even with small packing
It helps with aeration
Should you aerate your lawn?
If your lawn is treated as a playground or race track by children other than a place for resting, walking, or sitting, and pets run around causing soil compaction.
If you tend to use heavy lawnmowers, the soil compaction chances are higher.
Suppose your home is getting constructed or renovated, and the topsoil and subsoil of your lawn have been buried, stripped, or compacted by the construction machinery, then it needs aeration.
Type of Soil
Type of grass
There are a variety of grasses and some species produce more layers of thatch than others. The thatch is an organic layer between the soil and the grass that feels spongy. A thicker layer of thatch prevents nutrients and water from penetrating into the soil. Therefore, choose seed mixtures that are durable such as English ryegrass, meadow-grass and red fescue.
Soil is hard
Established by sod
When to aerate your lawn?
The best time to aerate your lawn depends on the type of grass growing in your lawn.
Suppose your lawn has cool-season grass like Kentucky bluegrass, then the best time to aerate the lawn is when weeds are less active and the temperature is cooler. The perfect time for cool-season grass lawn aeration is early spring or in fall, at least four weeks before hard frost.
If you have warm-season grass varieties like bermudagrass, the best to aerate is mid-spring or early summer before it gets too hot and dry as it is the season when grass actively grows.
Furthermore, lawn aeration should be performed once a year to keep it healthy.
Benefits of lawn aeration
Other than well water and nutrients penetration and increased breathability of soil, there are some other benefits of lawn aeration.
Lawn aeration improves the absorption of fertilization that helps the grass grow lusher and lessen the nutrients waste.
Where can you get the professional lawn aeration service?
Do it yourself with a lawn aerator
Hire us for the aeration
We are TrädgårdSmart, a team of experts who provide tailor-made garden services for your lawn. Hire us to air your lawn or let us help you with a renovation of your lawn.
We can help you if you live in Stockholm or Uppsala. If you are unsure about something, you can contact Robert by phone: 010-214 61 50 or email [email protected]
Questions and answers
Some other questions and answers about the subject, what is lawn aeration.
Use what you have left of your existing lawn but make a retake of the lawn. This gives the lawn a restart. Read how to proceed point by point in our article on lawn renovation.
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