Basics of lawn aeration
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Now, there is an outdated but frequently used activity called power raking. Its purpose is supposedly to remove thatch, or dead lawn roots. Power raking the use of steel tines to remove dead lawn clippings above ground does absolutely nothing to remove dead lawn roots. Power raking lacerates at the growing point of grasses, located at the soil surface. This stresses grass but does nothing to remove the dead roots. Aeration does remove thatch. Passionate views, pointed criticism and critical thinking are welcome. Name calling, crude language and personal abuse are not welcome. Moderators will monitor comments with an eye toward maintaining a high level of civility in this forum. Our Air Max Tavas Essential
So, if this is such a highly prized task, do you need to aerate? It depends.
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from fairly deep in the ground to the surface of the soil they are Air Max Thea Green providing you free aeration. I live in one of those areas where the night crawlers do the aeration for me. I haven't aerated in 20 years.
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That's the question Randy from Casper asked last week. Being a former government employee, my first response is it depends.
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But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's discuss aeration. An aerator is a machine that drives hollow tubes into your lawn, bringing out plugs of soil and grass two to three inches long. The holes an aerator creates allow for better transport of water, oxygen and fertilizer to the roots of your lawn.
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However, if you have a lawn with plenty of night crawlers and good draining soils, but you have a dog that runs circles in it or you have frequent guests like a golf course, your lawn would benefit from aeration. The reason is called compaction. Even light footed dogs and the frequent human visitor all conspire to cause compaction causing lack of oxygen in the soil. Think like a golf course superintendent and aerate.
owner of a new home and you reside on clay soils, you should aerate your lawn. Clay soils are notorious for not allowing oxygen and water to penetrate the soil. Aeration creates better root development making for a stronger lawn.
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In the short term, there is damage to the lawn, but the overall benefits far outweigh the short term consequences. Ask any golf course superintendent. Most will say aeration is one of the most beneficial things they can do for their course and they do it at least twice a year.
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