Core Aeration and Overseeding
What is Aeration?
Core aeration is a mechanical form of cultivation which loosens the soil by removing cores, leaving holes in the soil. It improves lawn health by allowing water, air and nutrients to more more freely into the root zone of the grass plants. Double aerating your lawn will increase the amount of cores removed, thus increasing the effectiveness of the treatment.
When Should You Aerate Your Lawn?
When your grass starts growing unevenly, thinning out, or changing color, such as turning yellow, it very likely means it needs aeration. Aeration should be done in the fall so your lawn can recover before it needs to prepare for winter.
Expert Tip From Steve
Aerating is easiest on your lawn when your soil is moist from irrigation or rainfall the day before.