I have talked about how to choose the best lawn aerator for your needs, but thought I would add some tips to help you get the best use of your time and effort.
- Of course you have to buy or rent a lawn aerator that will suit your needs.
- If your yard is not too big then water it the day before to allow the ground to soften up a bit, this will make it easier for the spikes to penetrate the ground. If you have a large yard you might have to wait until after a short rainfall, for the same reasons.
- You will have to redo areas that are used often and so more likely to be compacted quicker. Personally I would go over any area that I have done again perhaps a week or two later. This is probably better than doing a lot in a short space of time, especially if you are using a core aerator.
- If you are using a core aerator you may want to rake over your lawn to get rid of the dirt plugs that come out. Either that or pick them up, don’t just leave them to sit on the ground.
Remember lawn aeration is just on of the things you need to do to have a great lawn.