Aeration is nothing but creating holes in the grass to allow oxygen, water, and nutrients to reach grass roots. In general, a lot of questions arises in mind. Why lawn aeration is so important and when is the best time to aerate my lawn? If you don’t know much just follow the link to get the whole idea.
When it comes to lawn aeration, you should definitely follow some steps that will help your aeration. You also have to decide what kind of aeration tool you are going to use.
7 definite steps when aerating lawns
2. Quality of soil:
Quality of your soil is another important factor when aerating your lawn. There are mainly six kinds of soil. They are Chalky, Peaty, Sandy, Clay, Silty and Loamy.
In clay soils, the intake rate is very low and water retention is high. So, you need to aerate your lawn almost every year. Silty clay is almost the same as clay soils.
But in sandy soils, the intake rate is very high and water retention is very low. So, you can aerate your lawn in every two years and that will be ok.
On the other hand, loamy soil is in the middle type of grass that has moderately high and sometimes moderately low intake rate and water retention is moderately low or high. So, you can aerate your lawn in every two years but yearly aeration is better for loamy soil.
3. Examine lawn habits:
Lawn habits is an important factor that helps to understand how often you should aerate your lawn. How you use lawn really creates the lawn habits. The quality of grassroots helps to determine the quality of your lawn.
When the root of the grass is not more than two inches, you should definitely aerate your lawn. Aeration will help to grow grassroots by supplying the oxygen, water, and other important factors that it needs. The next thing you should do is to prepare your lawn for the aeration.
4. Types of aerator:
5. Prepare your lawn before aeration:
Prepare your lawn before aeration is very important because that will help to aerate smoothly. Aeration works best when the soil is soft and moist. If you are unsure about the ground condition as an assault with high clay content, conduct a simple test by using a garden hand spade or a large screwdriver.
You should be able to push the tool into the ground about two or three inches easily with a little bit of effort. But you can’t, you should water the lawn day before aerating. And be sure of one thing that the soil is not muddy.
6. Make the proper use of lawn aerator:
Finally, when the aeration is complete give your lawn some time and that will help you in the long run.
7. Fertilize your lawn:
After aerating the lawn, your next step is to fertilize your lawn. There are several steps that should follow to make the proper fertilization.
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