Landscape Aeration

mushrooms growing in lawn is a beneficial practice toward achieving a beautiful lawn, but most people don’t realize it or understand the process. If your lawn is a candidate, make it an integral part of your lawn care regime. After aerating, it’s important to continue basic lawn care practices such as proper fertilizing, mowing andwatering. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to aerate soil that is bone dry. Look for an aerating tool or machine that removes soil plugs approximately 2 — 3 inches deep and 0.5 — 0.75 inches in diameter, and about 2 — 3 inches apart. These machines can be rented from lawn and garden stores or home improvement centers.

Equipment rental companies and lawn and garden stores often rent aerator machines and provide basic operating instructions for the model you choose. Aerating is a lot like mowing as you work back and forth across your lawn. Concentrate on any known problem areas, like pet runs or backyard baseball diamonds. Make several passes in different directions to help ensure optimal coverage and benefits. Lawn may be undertaken in the spring for warm-season grasses, as soon as the soil has thawed. I mentioned examples of warm-season grasses in a prior FAQ, such as Bermudagrass.