What happens if you don't aerate your lawn?

Grasses gradually thin out and eventually die completely, due to lack of oxygen, water and nutrients available just a few centimeters away. Even a single aeration session can pave the way for these essentials to reach their goal and put your lawn back on an upward trend. Core aerators pull small earthen plugs toward the surface. Constant aeration keeps your lawn healthy and green, saving you dry grass, unsightly brown spots, and turf problems on the road.

Whether you use a spike lawn aerator equipped with solid wedge-shaped tines that drill holes in the soil or a core aerator equipped with hollow teeth that remove soil, your lawn aerator will penetrate more easily and can create deeper holes when the soil is wet. Aeration is a lawn care practice designed to create openings in the lawn and the underlying soil structure in order to penetrate the root and straw layer and allow essential water and air to enter the soil, where it can best reach the roots. If you don't know when or how to aerate your lawn and prefer not to have to figure it out, hire a lawn aeration service. Whenever possible, combine lawn aeration with other lawn care maintenance, such as fertilizing, adding soil amendments, or planting.