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BENEFITS OF AERATION
Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn.
The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Compacted soils have too many solid particles in a certain volume or space, which prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients within the soil. Excess lawn thatch or heavy organic debris buried under the grass surface can also starve the roots from these essential elements.
BEFORE AND AFTER AERATING AND OVERSEEDING
Aerating Care Instructions
Continue to cut the grass as the turf is established.
Recommended mowing height is 3 to 3.5 inches.
Do not allow the grass to get too long between mowing, try not to remove more than 1/3 of
the blade during each mowing. For example, for grass that is 4.5 inches tall, do not mow
shorter than 3 inches.
Always use a sharp blade to reduce jagged cuts and pulling, which stress the grass and can
Do not bag the clippings.
In seeded areas, water lightly prior to mowing to keep seed down during mowing.
Water the seeded area thoroughly after seeding for no less than one half hour per area. This will both establish good soil moisture and wash the seed into the soil. For the first week water three times a day, at morning to mid morning, noon and mid afternoon for 15 to 20 minutes per area. For the second week, water two times per day, at morning to mid morning and mid afternoon for 15 to 20 minutes per area. For the third week, water once a day between noon and mid afternoon for 15 to 20 minutes per area. For the fourth week, water once every 2 days for 45 to 60 minutes per area.
After the new area is established, it can be watered once or twice a week for an hour in each area. Germination should occur in 14 to 21 days depending on soil temperature and adherence to watering recommendations.