WHEN SHOULD I BE AERATING MY LINCOLN LAWN?
People regularly ask us how often they should aerate. At a minimum, it should be done once per year.
Liquid Aeration is really the best way to go, and that takes place both in the spring and the fall. A few of Liquid Aeration’s benefits include: more affordable than core aeration each time it’s performed, no coordinating with the company on when to schedule the service, not having to flag your sprinkler system, no risk of broken sprinkler heads, drain tile, or buried dog lines, and ultimately no muddy mess afterward for kids and pets.
However, there are times that the traditional core aeration is necessary. In those instances, it should be performed in the fall so as not to interfere with spring pre-emergent applications on the fertilizer program. This also coincides with the Winterizer fertilizer application, which puts your lawn to bed for the winter by getting the food it will need deep down in the roots
Here are a few ways to know if your lawn needs to be aerated:
- It gets a lot of heavy use or foot traffic. This compacts the soil.
- It’s on a newly constructed lawn. Oftentimes new property and lawns feature compact subsoil thanks to construction equipment.
- It dries out easily or has a spongy feel to it. This could mean that your roots aren’t deep enough to pull water and nutrients that are deeper in the soil.
- Was established by sod. The natural soil often gets layered with the sod’s existing soil, creating drainage problems and compacted soil.