Do you aerate your lawn? Does your lawn lawn have compacted areas?
Compacted soil restricts the root system of your lawn, robbing it of the air, moisture and nutrients they need to grow properly, resulting in thin grassy areas and bare spots. Allowing weeds and dies ease to take hold.
Some of the signs the your soil is compacted are:
heavy foot traffic, vehicles parked on the lawn
water puddling after a rain
difficulty pushing a screwdriver or pencil into the soil
Aerating your lawn is beneficial to your lawns health. It loosens the compacted soil, allowing air, moisture and the nutrients needed for the grass roots, which results in a stronger root system and helps in breaking down thatch. Giving you a full, lush lawn.
Other benefits of lawn aeration are:
allows air, moisture and vital nutrients into the soil
reduced soil compaction
reduced heat and drought stress
After aerating your lawn is a good time to reseed your lawn.
Spring is a good time to aerate your here in Maine and northern areas, while early summer in southern areas when the grass is actively growing.