Aeration Gives your Lawn a Spring Fling
Spring is marching its way into the garden and across your winter damaged lawn. The chill of winter blew across it and deep down its roots waited patiently; ready to re-generate in the spring. An excellent way to give your lawn a much needed boost is a simple as putting holes in the ground; aeration is an environmentally friendly lawn care process that encourages new grass growth. Aeration is an easy and economical way to encourage your lawn’s roots to be stronger and healthier.
Aerating your lawn is a process that requires holes to be made all over the grassy area that you wish to encourage growth; the holes create air pockets that help moisture and air reach the roots expediently and thoroughly. Aerating also helps stimulate microbes in the soil, a tasty meal for the roots of all plant life and an intrinsic part of growth stimulation.
Putting holes in grass seems a simple thing to do, but it needs to be done with care and use of the correct equipment, otherwise the result could be damaging to your lawn instead of nurturing. You can rent an aerator at most home improvement stores and local nurseries but if it is something that you intend to do for many seasons to come then purchasing one would be the most cost effective choice. The process of aerating your lawn should take you about the same amount of time as it does to mow your lawn, so allow for that if you choose to rent the aerator.
Choose a warm spring day to get the job done as you want to ensure that your lawn’s roots do not get exposed to very cold temperatures as this can cause irreparable damage to them. After you have completed the aerating process it is important to water your lawn as this will stimulate root growth; that is why the weather must be warm as the water must not freeze the fragile grass roots.
Aeration is an important and frequently overlooked part of lawn care, yet it is equally as necessary as fertilization. When the warm spring weather comes calling take the opportunity to give your lawn a spring fling, aeration is easy, inexpensive and environmentally friendly; three great reasons to give your lawn some breathing room.