Aerating loosens compacted soil and allows rain and nutrients better flow to turf roots. Soil must be damp to perform this service – if not, the aerating machine will simply just roll over the turf without doing anything.
How do you tell if you need aerating? Take a screw driver and plunge into your soil. If it has any type of resistance, an aeration would be a good idea.
- Mow turf to 2 1/2- 2 3/4 inches of height. This allows better penetration of the aerating machine “tines”.
- Mark all underground utilities, sprinkler heads, tree roots, etc.
- If turf is regularly aerated each year, we follow the typical mowing direction and aerate once.
- If soil is highly compacted, we aerate once at regular mowing direction, and then aerate again at a slight angle. This ensures the soil loosens.
- Clean up
Aeration is best to do in fall to reduce weeds and damage to the turf. It is also a great time to fertilize and over-seed! Your lawn will look absolutely stunning come spring.
Request a quote for us to come to aerate your lawn. You’re going to love the results!