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Lawn Aerator – When & How To Aerate Your Lawn Courtesy of Aztec Rental
Using a lawn aerator is a pretty simple and quick way to get your lawn and root system healthier.
Now you are asking yourself, “do i have to buy a lawn aerator”, or “how much does it cost to have this done?” That is where Action Rental comes in, providing you with a cost effective and easy to use machine to make this process as painless as possible.
Renting equipment makes sense for most home owners. For a process that you do once every 1-2 years, purchasing the equipment is out of the question. Thats why every spring and fall we get landscapers and home owners in the store renting lawn aerators daily.
Read below on some tips about lawn aeration. Then come see Action Rental for your equipment, a company with the experience and knowledge for over 29 years.
Why Should You Aerate Your Lawn
Lawn aeration is a very important tool in making your lawn healthy. Aeration involves making holes in the lawn either by pushing a rod into it or by “coring”, which is basically extracting a plug of soil. By aerating your lawn you are giving it and the root system many benefits, which include:
- Oxygen gets to the soil and roots allowing your lawn to “breathe”
- Organic fertilizers and nutrients get access to the root system
- Water is able to better soak the soil and reach the root system
- Helps to break up the unwanted thatch in your lawn
- Compacted, tight soil is loosened up allowing the root system to grow
When Should You Use A Lawn Aerator
The best time and most recommended time to aerate your lawn is in the spring or fall. If you are going to overseed your lawn, the best time and most beneficial for the lawn is to aerate in the fall. A bonus of fall aeration is it will relieve compaction from heavy use during the summer season. During the fall, roots of grass grow quickly, so the extra space, air and water will aid good root growth before the grass goes dormant or slows growth for the winter. The spring is a good time to aerate to jump-start the lawn renovation from the winter. It allows organic matter and fertilizer you put out to get to root system.
How To Aerate Your Lawn
To get the best results before you use the lawn aerator you want to mow your lawn lower than normal. Also, water it well for two to three days before aerating. You want to have a “moist” lawn when using an aerator, a “hard” (no water) or “sloppy” (to much water) lawn, will prove to give you unsatisfactory results. In these conditions the aerator will not produce proper “cores” or it will make you lawn a mud pit.
Now, after you have prepped your lawn, use the lawn plug aerator to aerate the lawn. You don’t want to leave the clods “intact” when you finish aerating, so go ahead and break them up and them settle back into your lawn. This along with immediately watering your lawn after aerating will help the lawn recover from the stress of aerating.
If a lawn aerator is used properly, you will see an overall healthier lawn, which in turn helps decrease the time you have to spend caring for it.
Who doesn’t want that?