Your Yard Will Thank You

If you have fescue, it's time to aerate the lawn.If you have Fescue, it’s that time again. From now through October, Fescue lawns begin to wake from the hot summer conditions and will benefit the most from core aeration. This is the process of loosening up soil to allow better air and water penetration. Aeration is achieved by running an “aerator” over the lawn, which uses hollow tines to pull soil cores out of the earth.


Preparing to Core Aerate

Autumn is the best time of the year to aerate cool-season grasses like Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, and Fescue. Prepare the lawn for aeration by irrigating your yard a day or two in advance. This softens the ground and helps the aerator penetrate the soil, allowing plugs to be more easily removed. Do not aerate after prolonged rainfall. The soil should be moist but not wet.


Hire a Pro or DIY?

Most homeowners choose to hire a professional landscaping company for aeration service. If you feel comfortable handling a core aerator yourself, they’re available for rent at equipment rental centers and garden centers. When renting, be sure to select an aerator with deep, hollow tines that will ensure the best penetration into the soil and removal of soil plugs. This short video reviews all the basics.


Revive Your Lawn

Yearly core aeration is one of the most beneficial ways of reviving and maintaining a lawn or sports field. Instead of thinking of soil as lifeless dirt, think of it as a living organism in need of water, nutrients, and air. Limit these requirements through the process of compaction and grass will struggle. Aerate the lawn and your grass will thrive.


Have Questions? Call CFP Sod

Aerating the lawn is a big job. When you want professional sod results, call the pros at CFP Sod. We’ll make the entire process easy and your East Cobb yard look great!

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