Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Aerated: Late Spring Lawn Care
Normally the lawn is my husband’s job but this year it has become my job. Today when I look out at the lawn I viewed a few green patches, but other than that the lawn looks like there is a lot of thatch build up around the roots. I decided to aerate the lawn to punch holes into the soil so that oxygen, hydration and fertilizer can get to the grass roots.
There are a couple ways to aerate your lawn, for small yards you can wear aerator sandals and walk across your lawn in the same way in which you would mow your lawn.
I personally like the lawn aerator rake because it gets rid of the excess thatch and also loosens the soil around the grass roots.
For larger yards you may want to look into buying Agri-Fab spike aerator push. This aerator looks like a push mower however the blades will loosen the soil up to 2.5 inches. Then there are self-propelled units that you can hook up behind your lawn tractor. These aerating attachments are great especially for the homeowner with large lawns.
Clean up after you aerate your lawn with a rake, then plant grass seed or fertilize your lawn.
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Learn more about thatching and aerating your lawn by viewing this video: