An essential part of yard maintenance, aeration can help to keep your lawn looking thick and healthy. Aeration is a process that involves punching small holes in your lawn and removing plugs of soil. By aerating your lawn once a year, you can enable compacted soil to get the air it needs in order to support healthy grass and to enhance the appearance of your lawn. Soil often becomes compacted in areas where there is heavy foot traffic or high clay content.
Generally, the best time to aerate is in the cooler fall months, when grass is actively growing but weeds are slow to germinate. However, if your soil is compacted or you have thin turf, then aerating in the late spring can promote optimal growth.