aerating lawn - Knowledgebase Question

canton, Ge
Question by sdekeyser
February 24, 2009
I not really sure what kind of grass I have but it is sod and 6 yrs old. I do know it is in need of aeriation and it is under stress in some areas. I also know it needs to be leveled drainage is difficult.

Answer from NGA
February 24, 2009


I would suggest renting a plug aerator and going over your lawn. It will remove small plugs which you can leave on the surface of the lawn - they will dissolve in a week or two. After aerating, spread some sand over the lawn. The sand will rinse down into the aeration holes, helping to solve the drainage problems. Wait a few weeks and then feed your lawn. You should notice a big difference in the appearance of your lawn. Enjoy!

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