Lawn aeration is probably the most important thing you can do for your lawn after you have mowed it, watered it, and fertilized it.
It can help your lawn to stay greener and healthier, and help re-condition your soil so that the roots of the grass will grow deeper and thicker.
In areas of the country where water is very expensive, aerating your lawn can help you save money. Often the money you save will more than cover the cost of the service.
Another reason why people should have their own mechanical lawn aerator to aerate their lawns on a regular basis is because most of the time the soil that surrounds houses is fairly lousy.
Builders and developers tend to do a good job when it comes to building houses, but very few of them know anything about lawn care.
They do not realize that when they dig out the soil to build the foundation, they are leaving the worst possible soil in the places where your lawn is supposed to grow. Then, they have several contractors submit a bid and will often pick the lowest bid to install the lawn and other landscaping like solar garden lights.
This means that the homeowners will probably not get very much topsoil. As a homeowner, not having very much topsoil is a recipe for disaster. Cheap installers will often skimp on the topsoil, and sometimes they will even roll the sod out on the existing clay that was underneath the foundation of your home.
Even though you paid $500,000 or more or your home, you probably paid only $1000 or less for your lawn to be installed. It is no small wonder that most new lawns in some developments look awful after only one or two years.
The best way to help your lawn to establish itself quicker is by applying fertilizer four times a year, organic weed free compost, and aerating your lawn once a year for the first 3 to 4 years.