How Often Should You Aerate Your Lawn?

As the temperatures rise and we get close to spring, you may find yourself dreaming of warmer days enjoyed outdoors with your family. Many of your best adventures take place in your own backyard, whether it’s enjoying bonfires in the evening or playing ball in the daytime hours. Regardless of how you choose to use your South Carolina yard, you want to make sure it’s ready for warmer temperatures, more rain and increased use.

One of the steps you can take to ensure that your yard is ready for summer is to get your grass in shape. After lying dormant for the winter months, it is close to the time when you will see more growth and the vibrant green color returning. As spring approaches, there are things you can do to make sure your yard is in the best possible position to soak up nutrients and stay healthy year-round. One way to accomplish this is through aeration.

Aeration is the process of poking small holes in the grass in order to allow the soil to breathe. Over time, soil can become compacted, and it can be difficult for it to soak up water, minerals and nutrients that are critical to the growth of your grass. Aeration is the first step to a healthy yard that will look lush and full all summer.

In addition to increasing the amount of nutrients your grass will be able to absorb due to aeration, aerating your lawn can benefit the pH balance and reduce water runoff. If you have never aerated your yard, this can be a good time to do it, as well as learn more about other steps you can take that will allow you have the best, healthiest lawn possible.

If you have questions about your soil type, ideal choice for grass for your lawn or other landscaping questions, the team at Pinestraw Place – Landscape Supply can help. Call our office today to make an appointment to meet with an experienced member of our team and discuss how we can help make your yard a beautiful and enjoyable place for the entire family.

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