Lawn aeration is a fairly simple process. All you do is punch thousands of small holes in your turf. Make no mistake, you should be aerating your lawn annually. It is a vital part of your lawn’s overall health. Especially in Minnesota with our soil which is made up of tiny particles that compact over time. The longer you go without aerating your lawn the more they compact. The reason this is a problem is that it makes it hard for your lawn to take in three critical things for its health. Water, oxygen, and fertilizer.
If you have a lot of traffic on your lawn, whether it be people or pets, the problem increases which is why golf courses aerate their greens and fairways several times a year.
As a homeowner, you don’t need to go that far, but it is a wise investment to aerate your lawn. Financially and environmentally, and better yet, the end result will be a much healthier and more beautiful lawn when you combine aeration with your ongoing lawn maintenance program.