At Carolina Turf and Mosquito, our goal is to help you keep your lawn looking its best. To do that, it’s important to give your lawn the care and attention it needs–the right care at the right time. One key step of lawn care is lawn aeration. While many dismiss the importance of this step and view it as unnecessary, the truth is that it makes a real difference to the health of your grass. In this article, we’ll go over exactly how lawn aeration helps your grass grow lush and green.
What is Aeration?
We’ll start by explaining exactly what lawn aeration is. To aerate something means to introduce air, particularly oxygen, into it. To aerate a lawn, we use spikes to poke holes down into the soil, which allows more oxygen to get to the roots.
Benefits of Aeration
The purpose of lawn aeration is to counter the negative effects of compacted soil. To thrive, your grass needs air, water, and nutrients, and compacted soil impedes the flow of all three. By digging into the soil, aeration creates channels in the soil that allow these things to get to the roots and be absorbed, which helps your grass grow thicker and stay healthier. When the soil is compacted, your grass can struggle to get enough of the resources it needs, which can cause it to yellow and die, especially if other stressors, such as a heatwave, are involved. Lawn aeration helps the grass get a steady supply of all of these resources, leading to a healthier and more beautiful lawn.