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The Best Time to Aerate Your Lawn

We’ve preached it over and over – aeration is one of the most important things that you can do for your lawn’s health. By reducing soil compaction, lawn aeration improves the flow of air, water, and nutrients to the roots of your turf, which in turn helps it develop deeper and stronger.

What you may not know is that Pure Green is able to aerate your lawn any time it’s needed. With our liquid aeration, we are no longer bound by the rules of the “best time to aerate your lawn”—any time is a great time!

That said, there is still a timing schedule to follow; a series of events is important to maximizing the health of your grass. Further, it is important to consider what type of grass you have, as there are many types of grass in Middle Tennessee.

Some tips for lawn aeration in Nashville, Brentwood, and the rest of Middle Tennessee:

1. Aerating your yard helps with drainage problems. Does your lawn remain “soupy” for a bit after it rains? You need to aerate it. If your lawn has stopped absorbing water as it should, aeration can help your turf’s roots access this water and prevent surface-level drainage problems.

2. Lawn aeration prepares your yard for growth. For cool-season grasses, aerating your lawn in the fall is an important step if you want Great Green Grass in the spring. That’s because aeration ultimately creates a seedbed — a bed of fine soil in which seedlings germinate — that lets stronger turf grow in the spring. For warm season grasses, aeration in the spring is most important, followed by seeding.

3. Aerating builds turf strength, especially in new yards. If your lawn is relatively new — i.e. the sod has had 3-6 months to properly establish its root system — aeration can be an excellent way to kick-start its development.

Expert tip: if you follow lawn aeration with overseeding, you can introduce new types of grasses into your lawn, which will help it grow healthy and thicker.

4. Aerating helps with brown spots over time. Staying true to the “defense is the best offense” motto, a deep, healthy root system — which you achieve through lawn aeration — is your best defense against weeds, insects, and diseases like brown spots. You can learn more about common turf diseases here.

Lawn Aeration in Nashville: Where to Start

Don’t skip this crucial step in your lawn care. Allow Pure Green to use our liquid aeration to maintain your lawn—without the mess and damage! See our available offers to claim a discount on your lawn care package.