Guide To Aerating A Lawn

Aerating your lawn is a crucial part of lawn maintenance. Aeration is the process of perforating the soil to allow for better air, water, and nutrient flow, which helps grass roots grow stronger and deeper. Aeration can be done manually or with the use of motorized equipment, and it is a great way to ensure a healthy and beautiful lawn.

At Green Seasons Lawns, we’ve been in the lawn care industry for years, and we know the fastest and most efficient ways to aerate your lawn to help it  grow thick and lush. Contactour aeration experts today!

What Is Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control?

Lawn fertilization is a process that uses materials or mixtures to improve one or more of the necessary plant nutrients. Grass fertilizers are essential to the health and vitality of your grass. Fertilizing your lawn will give you that healthy, lush, green lawn.

Weed control is the prevention or control of unwanted and invasive plants. By effectively controlling unwanted plants using weed killer, there is less competition for water, nutrients, and light for beneficial and desirable vegetation. Doing so can help improve the overall health of your garden or lawn.

Here's a guide to preparing for your lawn aeration from Green Seasons Lawns:

The Right Time to Aerate

The best time to aerate your lawn is during the growing season, when your grass is actively deepening its roots. For warm-season grasses, the best time to aerate is in late spring to early summer, while for cool-season grasses, the best time is in early fall. Aeration is not recommended during periods of drought, heat stress, or dormancy as it might disturb the root system with little chance of recovery.

Premow Your Lawn

Mow your lawn before you start the aeration process. This will help to remove any debris and ensure that the aeration process is more effective by ensuring that packed grass does not impact the aeration device. Make sure to gather up grass clippings for the best success with your aeration process.


Water Your Lawn

Water your lawn the day before Green Seasons Lawns comes to aerate. This will make the aeration process more effective by softening the soil and allowing the aerator to penetrate the soil more easily.

Choosing the Right Equipment

There are two main types of aerators: spike aerators and plug aerators. Spike aerators create small holes in the soil using solid tines, while plug aerators remove small plugs of soil from the ground. Plug aerators are more effective, as they create larger holes that allow for better air, water, and nutrient flow. Green Seasons Lawns will assess your lawn and determine which tool is more appropriate for your specific lawn care needs.


Mark Your Sprinklers

Before we arrive to start the aeration process, it's important to mark your sprinkler heads and other obstacles in your lawn. This will help avoid damaging them during the aeration process.

Sit Back and Relax

We will begin the aeration process and ensure that every corner of your lawn is covered. The process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours, depending on the size of your property. For best results, we will usually make at least two passes over your lawn in different directions. This will help to create a more even distribution of holes and ensure that your lawn is fully aerated.


After aerating your lawn, it's important to keep it well-watered and fertilized. Water your lawn deeply but infrequently, and avoid mowing your lawn for at least two weeks after aeration. This will allow your grass to recover and take advantage of the improved air, water, and nutrient flow.

Aerating your lawn is an important part of maintaining a healthy and beautiful lawn. By following the steps outlined above, you can ensure that your lawn is properly prepared for its aeration from Green Seasons Lawns and that your grass roots have the best chance of growing stronger and deeper.

Hire our professional lawn care service to help you get the job done right! At Green Seasons Lawns, we offer comprehensive lawn care services that include aeration, fertilization, weed control, and more. Our experienced team of lawn care experts can help you achieve a lush and vibrant lawn that you can enjoy all year round. Contact us today to learn more about our lawn care services and to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals.

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