Aerating helps your lawn gain access to increased oxygen as well as organic fertilizers and other nutrients. Oxygen is essential for the grass to grow and survive even in extreme conditions. When an aerated lawn is watered, it is easier for the water to reach the roots. All these help the roots to thrive and thus ensure better health of the lawn as the turf grows thick and softens the soil.
How it works
- Soil compaction occurs when pressure causes the soil to cake together without any pores, thus diminishing its ability to eliminate water and hold air. Though it is useful in many processes, it is not beneficial to the growth and maintenance of a healthy lawn. Sprinklers and rains are the main culprits that lead to compaction or the soil layer turning dense. Aeration helps to reduce soil compaction and facilitates the reach of water to the roots.
- Aeration assures an improved well-being of the lawn. During the process unwanted weeds are removed. The occurrence of brown spots has also been found to have significantly decreased in lawns that are aerated regularly.
- The difference is almost immediately noticeable in the lawn. The ideal seasons for aeration are spring, and fall. A single aeration may not seem to throw up all the benefits at once. But repeated aeration treatments are likely to bring about a major difference in your lawn. Irrespective of the method and equipment used, the benefits of aerating cannot be underplayed.