Aerating offers several benefits to your lawn. Core aeration provides an avenue for water, nutrients, and oxygen to get to the root zone. Aerating your lawn helps reduce thatch accumulation and alleviate compaction.
When is the best time to aerate?
Aeration is best performed just before or during periods of high growth, but not immediately preceding or during periods of stress to the lawn, whether from heat or drought. The type of grasses that make up your lawn will determine the best time of year to aerate.
If you’re working with cool-season grasses, including bluegrass, fescue and ryegrass, it’s best to aerate during the growth periods in the spring and fall.