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How To Aerate Your Lawn With Liquid Lawn Aeration

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By Edited May 23, 2016 1 0

Liquid Lawn Aeration or Lawn Aeration Equipment?

Lawn aeration is the process of creating ventilation holes in your grass and the soil underneath it. This helps oxygen and water get to the roots more directly, which can help your grass become greener and healthier. If grass roots do not receive oxygen and other nutrients, they cannot grow properly. Aeration ensures good access for water, oxygen and nutrients to reach the roots so that your grass will be healthy from the roots to the blades. This process can be accomplished in a few different ways, depending on your preference. Some people choose to use hand tools to aerate lawns, others prefer to use a lawn aerator, which is a machine used to remove plugs of grass from the lawn. These machines are very heavy and can be difficult to operate for those who are less than physically fit. For these people, using liquid lawn aeration chemicals can be a great way to accomplish lawn aeration quickly and easily without breaking your back. It's a great way to help you grass look its best and maintain optimal health.

There are a couple different types of aeration tools to buy; the first of which just basically creates a hole in the ground. The second type of lawn aeration tool actually takes a plug of soil out and deposits it on the lawn surface. If you have ever walked on your grass and found that you were dodging what looks like “goose poop” then you know what these plugs look like. These lawn aeration tools can be purchased at most home improvement stores or your local hardware store. They can also be rented for a reasonable cost at many hardware stores or equipment rental places. Bear in mind that you will probably need to have a truck or detachable trailer to transport the equipment from the equipment rental company to your home, and back again. In addition, be prepared to pay a refundable deposit to ensure the safe return on the aeration equipment.

What Does Aerating My Grass Do To Help?

Aerating your grass provides direct access to the roots of your lawn for water and oxygen absorption. If you have a soil comprised mostly of clay you may find aerating to be very good for your lawn. Clay soil can pose special challenges to lawn care and lawn health. When your soil is clay based one of two things ends up happening; one, if you are experiencing a drought, the soil will become compacted and the roots will not be able to grow. Seccond, if it rains a lot you will see surface water pooling which can cause root fungus to grow. Even if you have a good silty loam soil you may find that your lawn has grown so well that the roots are too tightly woven, effectively cutting off oxygen and water from reaching the roots. This is a good time to aerate your grass yourself because it removes some of this damaging root infrastructure and allowing water and oxygen to reach the roots.

If you need to aerate your lawn but don't have a lawn aerator at your disposal you can readily find one for rent at your local hardware store or home improvement warehouse. Lawn aerator rentals can be a great solution to aerate your grass without having to buy a lawn aerator online. You can also see if there are any lawn aerator sales, but because these machines are so popular, chance are that you won't get much of a price break. Renting an aerator can be your easiest and least expensive option. The only requirement for renting an aerator or any other piece of equipment is to have a credit or debit card and of course a vehicle or trailer large enough to transport it. It will take about ten minutes to rent your equipment and another five minutes if you need a quick lesson on how to use the lawn aeration equipment, which is free.

When it comes to actually aerating your lawn, it is best to stop and think about your plan of attack that will enable you to aerate your lawn with the fewest passes and the least number of overlaps possible. Other considerations to take into account when you are planning to aerate your grass include ensuring that you remove all hoses, sprinklers and toys from your yard before starting the aeration process. If you have any tree stumps or raised sprinkler heads make sure to mark them with a marking flag so you do not hit them as you aerate your lawn. Make sure to refill the gas on the aerator and thoroughly clean the dirt from the aerator tines before you return the aerator machine or you may be charged a cleaning fee when you return it. If you return the lawn aerator dirty or without gas, a cleaning or refueling fee may be charged to your credit card.

If possible, try to aerate your lawn yourself using minimal lawn aeration tools. If you find this ineffective, you will need to try another method, such as renting a lawn aerator. Your goal is to have a green, healthy lawn to enjoy all season long. If you continue to have trouble with your lawn despite proper aeration, you may want to consult with a lawn expert or local landscaping company in your area.

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