April 2, 2020

Aerating the Lawns

Early spring is a great time to take care of some of those lawn maintenance chores.

In order to achieve and maintain a beautiful and lush lawn, it’s important to apply basic lawn care practices such as mowing, fertilizing and watering. It’s also crucial to ensure nutrients can reach the soil beneath the grass. Aeration allows air and water to penetrate built-up grass or lawn thatch. Aerating a lawn can be done manually with a variety of tools, but depending on the size of the yard, it can become quite time-consuming. Gas-powered aerators reduce the time it takes to do this job. My outdoor grounds crew uses a Ryan walk-behind core aerator to cover all the areas of grass around the farm.

Here are some photos and tips for aerating a lawn, enjoy.