There is no ‘perfect time’ to aerate a lawn. In spring the optimal window for aeration is March through April. We do not recommend to aerate in fall as holes left by aerator may not fill in prior to winter freeze and dryness. Aeration done in fall can potentially cause winter kill in lawns. The deeper the aeration tine or spike the better especially on heavy clay. Aeration can open up spaces in soil for water and nutrients to get closer to the root system of grass plants. Ae
It's time to get lawns ready for the seasons ahead. Aeration, fertilization, watering and getting mowing equipment ready is necessary for spring lawn preparation. Aeration can open up spaces in soil for water and nutrients to get closer to the root system of grass plants. Aeration also helps ease the compaction issues from heavy clay soils. After aeration is a great time to fertilize. Fertilizer falls into the aeration holes allowing quicker root feeding increasing overall p
Choosing the right type of sod to maximize performance and reduce inputs like water, fertilizers and chemical sprays will save resource, time and money. Questions to ask: What kind of soil, sand, clay or mix? Get hands in the dirt, feel what you'll be growing your lawn in. Sand is gritty. Clay is powdery, sticky when wet. Water rushes through sandy soils so watering should be light and frequent. Clay soil stays wet and cool longer.
Watering should be heavy and infrequently.