What Is an Aerator and Why You Should Get One Now

Do you love your lawn? Or is your lawn in need of some TLC? Either way, lawn care can have a significant impact on your garden’s visual appeal but sometimes it’s more difficult to care for than even your plants!

The good news is, with the right tools, lawn care can be easier. One tool that can help is a lawn or soil aerator.

What Is a Lawn Aerator?

Lawn aerators are tools made to break up compacted soil. This makes it easier for water and fertiliser to get to the roots of the grass so it can absorb nutrients and air can circulate for better lawn growth and health. You can also use manual aeration tools or garden machinery to do this.

What Does It Do?

Aeration is the process of creating small holes in the ground by pulling out “cores” of soil. Some soil can be naturally very compact which can stunt grass growth. Aeration helps by separating the solid soil particles. It can also break through the thatch layer if this is an issue for your lawn.

How Should You Use It?

Soil aeration should be done once or twice a year for best results and planning to aerate in spring is ideal. After aeration you typically seed and add fertilizer and it’s important to keep the ground moist for the next 2 to 3 weeks (not flooded or muddy).

What Are the Benefits?

  • Relieve compaction and encourage new lawn growth
  • Improve nutrient uptake of grass and permeability of soil
  • Increase depth of grass roots
  • Reduce thatch build up below the surface
  • Improve drainage and reduce risk of fungal diseases
  • Improve air circulation between soil and the atmosphere

Is It Worth Purchasing a Machine to Do the Job?

If you have a large plot, manually aerating can be physically demanding and take a lot of time. Garden machinery can make the job simple. Used much like a mower, it can save you a lot of time and labour in the long run.

Looking for more advice or want to buy an affordable aerator? Find a Weibang lawn aerator distributor near you!