Many people ask, “What is the purpose of aerating?” Some feel that it isn’t worth it because they don’t notice the changes that occur in their yard when they do aerate. Simply put, you won’t see the changes if you do your whole yard and then water and fertilize the same. However, if you aerate half of
your turf area, and then fertilize and water both the treated area and untreated area the same, you’ll see the difference, and it is a big one.
Aerating will make your fertilizing applications more effective, and will reduce the amount of water needed on a turf area. The higher the traffic in an area, the more the application is needed.
From the folks at RYAN, here is a list of benefits from aerating your yard:
•Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
•Enhanced soil water uptake.
•Improved fertilizer uptake and use.
•Reduced water runoff and puddling.
•Stronger turfgrass roots.
•Reduced soil compaction.
•Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance.
•Improved resiliency and cushioning.
•Enhanced thatch breakdown.
So, come on into the nursery and we’ll show you how to do it, tell you when you should do it, and help you to have one of the greenest yards in the neighborhood.