Summer lawn aeration can help out your lawn but in order for the aeration to be effective, it is important that you get good penetration on your plugs. In order to get the deepest penetration possible, the first step is to make sure that all of your weights in your aerator. You should make sure that this water barrel is full because it will add an additional 80 pounds to your lawn aerator.
Before aerating your lawn in the summertime, it is important to water it. 1 to 2 hours of watering the night before will soften the soil. Having softer soil will allow the aerator to penetrate deeper. This will then allow the holes to collect warm water and to distribute it deeper into the ground and help develop a deeper root system.
Another thing to think about with summer aeration is the temperature of the soil. While you don’t have a lot of control over the temperature, you can often find the softest soil when you have the lowest temperature. By aerating your lawn in the early morning, you will have a lower soil temperature, the soil will be less compacted, you will be able to get better plugs. While a lot of lawn experts think that summer lawn aeration is not very effective, I have is sound that it works very well especially if you follow the rules outlined in this article.
The greatest benefit of springtime aeration, is that it gives your lawn aeration when that it needs it most. And it allows the water to penetrate deeper into the soil, when your plant need it the most. This will also allow you to save money on your watering bill during the time of the year where water tends to be in the greatest demand and the most expensive. For this reason I am a big fan of summertime lawn aeration.
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