Equipment having solid tines or spikes should not be mistaken for aerating equipment. Aerators always remove a soil core whereas solid tine spikers do not. Spikers actually increase soil compaction as the movement of the soil to all sides by the penetration of the solid tine forces the soil into a denser mass. Mechanical provides an excellent, and probably the only, means of correcting or alleviating soil compaction which may be quite serious on many lawn areas. If you have a riding lawn mower, then chances are good that you have at least considered renting a pull-behind aerator.
is an excellent and productive way to dethatch your lawn, ensuring any issues related to heavy thatch remain a problem of the past. Aeration is excellent and highly recommended to keep your turf looking green and healthy. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this procedure and help you figure out if aeration is something that your lawn could benefit from. Give us a call or fill out our form and we will contact you to schedule a free consultation either in person or over the phone. If you are not sure if you need to aerate, simply dig a section of turf out that is at least 1 inch (2.5 cm.) square. If the brownish layer under the green, growing grass is an inch (2.5 cm.) or more, then it is time to aerate. If it is difficult to bury the tool to the hilt, it is time to aerate.