Aerating Lawns

You will want to keep your soil and new seedling moist to promote germination after overseeding. You may have heard aerating is good for your lawn—especially if it’s compacted—but did you know there are two different ways to do it? Learn more about solid-tine and hollow-tine and when to use each process. We’ll be happy to give you a free estimate and make sure your lawn gets aerated the right way at the right time. Annual aeration is a great way to maintain a healthy lawn, but it is a bit tricky. The easiest way to aerate is with a machine called a Core Aerator, but leasing and transporting these bulky devices can be a chore. Your best bet is to contact the aeration and overseeding pros right here at Lawn Pride.

Once we’ve scheduled an appointment to aerate, we recommend that you water the lawn well so the soil is not dry or hard. Watering twice a day for 20 minutes for 5 days is usually what we recommend. If you have a sprinkler creeping charlie killer system, we ask that you have the sprinkler heads flagged before our arrival. Peiffer says the best aerating machines are those with hollow, metal tines that penetrate the ground and pull plugs of soil from the lawn.