Healthy soil makes a healthy lawn. So, if your soil is compacted, aeration is essential to relieve the compactness and allow the ground to breathe and take in nutrients.
The problem is, lawn aeration tends to be overlooked, and what’s more, you don’t even have to do it every time. Once a year is simply enough to get your soil back to support your plant growth.
So, if you’ve been ignorant about the aeration of your lawn, we’re here to answer some of the most asked questions about this part of lawn care.
- How often should you aerate your lawn?
Simple, at least once a year. However, if your lawn seems to be more compact, you can do it multiple times a year. The whole idea of aeration is to promote growth while allowing nutrients and water to get to the roots of the grass and plants.
- When is the best time to aerate?
You can do this anytime, given the lawn is not water-logged, frozen, or drought-stricken. But spring and late fall are the best times to aerate; the temperatures are mild and favorable during these seasons.
- Do you need to overseed after aeration?
If your lawn has some bare patches, overseeding is a good way to go after aeration. However, if it is thick, there’s no need for overseeding.
Before you aerate, we recommend you speak to a professional on the aftercare.
- Should you water after aeration?
If your lawn is not moist when you’re aerating, you can water for at least 20 minutes every day for the following three weeks to keep the soil moist, especially if you’ve over seeded; the seeds will need water to germinate.
- How long should you mow after aeration?
After a week is the recommended period.
So, ready to aerate your lawn?
Let C & C Landscape Pros Help with Lawn Aeration Services
Our landscaping and maintenance services are more than just landscape construction; we also do lawn care, which involves lawn treatment, aeration services, fertilization, edging, mowing, etc.
Give us a call if you need any of our services in Norwood, MA.