aerate lawn - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by breezie_para
March 28, 2010
What do Ineed to aerate my lawn? would you give me some ideas on that? Thank you.

Answer from NGA
March 28, 2010
Soils can be compacted if foot traffic is heavy so aerating is something that is recommended every 3-4 years. A core aerator will remove one inch by three inch plugs from the lawn. Leave the plugs on the lawn and they will dissolve in rain or water from the sprinklers. After aerating spread a thin layer of sand or compost over the area and water it in well. The sand or compost plus the soil from the plugs will work their way down into the holes left by the plugs. You can usually rent lawn equipment at a local equipment rental firm. Good luck with your project!

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