How to Use Aerators to Keep Your Lawn Healthy

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Our team at Eagle Rentals knows that your home is important to you, and we want to help you make it the best it can be, including both the house itself and the yard around it. In particular, we understand that many homeowners want to keep their lawns looking healthy and lush, and we offer the right tools to do just that. In this article, we’ll go over a brief guide to using aerators to keep your lawn healthy.

How to Use Aerators to Keep Your Lawn Healthy

What is Aeration?

First, let’s go over more about what aerators actually do. The process of aeration involves removing small plugs of soil from your lawn, and aerators are the machines used to do that. By removing these plugs, you make it easier for water, oxygen and other nutrients to get to the roots of your grass, which encourages the grass to grow thicker and greener.

How to Use Aerators

Most lawn aerators consist of an axis with multiple “wheels” of tow plugs (hollow metal tines that remove soil plugs) and a handle for pushing the aerator where it needs to go. To operate one, in general all you will have to do is push the aerator back and forth across the lawn just like you would with a lawn mower–the hollow tines will cut out soil plugs, creating pathways for water and oxygen to reach the roots more easily. The best times to treat your lawn with aerators are during your grass’ growing season (from August to October for cool season grasses such as bluegrass or fescue, or from April to June for warm season grasses such as Bermuda or St. Augustine).