Everything you do for your lawn this fall season will pay dividends when you’re trying to re-establish your grass next spring.
Last week, we wrote about how dethatching can help your lawn breathe. This week, we will discuss how aeration serves a similar purpose. Aeration is a process by which your lawn is perforated with several holes in order to allow water and nutrients to reach the deeper roots of your grass. Combine the added nutrients with the increased airflow, and you have a winning formula.
One of the most important aspects of aeration is the good it does for the roots of your lawn. If any part of your lawn will survive the cold Canadian winter, it will be the deeper roots of your grass. With a more direct source of nutrients reaching the roots, they will be more likely to grow stronger and set up your lawn for success in the spring.
Many people choose to aerate their lawns in the late spring – and although this is a good choice – it’s not the only time you can do so.
Aerating your lawn in the fall can be just as beneficial as in the spring. Spring aeration is helpful in filling in any rough patches on your lawn, so that it is full and green throughout the hot summer months. In the fall, it’s more about preparing for the toughest months that your lawn will have to face all year long.
Depending on your lawn, it may be best to aerate your lawn in both spring and fall. This can be especially helpful if your lawn is highly travelled. For example, your lawn sees a lot of activity from you, your kids and your pets. This can compact the soil and build up thatch much quicker than a typical lawn would, causing poor air circulation for your lawn.
Here at Hometurf, we offer aeration for as low as $39.95 (plus tax).
You can also sign up for our Complete Program, as aeration is part of the package. If you sign up before November 20th, you’ll receive 10% off!