Why, When And How To Aerate Your Lawn

For large lawns, homeowners can perform aeration using an aerator trailer that’s pulled behind a riding mower or ATV. Some of these aerators also have a seed spreader built in, making them a much more versatile tool. There are also gas-powered models that look and work a lot like a push mower. If you have a smaller patch of grass, a step-on aerator tool, or aerator sandals that strap onto your shoes would work great. You have surely heard of lawn aeration, but you might not fully understand the point of it. Kemko Lawn & Shrub performs lawn aeration for clients all over Atlanta, and we have been recommending this service to our customers for over 30 years.

Lawns that experience a greater degree of traffic and use may have denser soil and need to be aerated more often. A simple way to tell whether cut grass your lawn needs to be aerated is the screwdriver test. Check to see if you can easily put a screwdriver or shovel in your lawn’s soil.

It’s a big part of the reason why our customers consistently have lush, green lawns they can be proud of. Keep reading to learn exactly what lawn can really do for your lawn. However, you may still need to get your lawn aerated once a year or so, depending upon the lawn thatch and compaction.