Aerate the soil | House & garden
Aeration is the breaking up of compacted soil, which blocks nutrients and inhibits root growth.
Lawn should be aired once a year. Ventilate in cooler regions in early autumn or spring. In warmer regions, ventilate in early spring or before summer. Without regular ventilation, the grass thins and dies; Ventilation is particularly important in newly planted lawns, heavily frequented lawns and new buildings. For maximum effect, aerate your lawn before fertilizing it. This allows the fertilizer to reach the grass roots.
Use a plug aerator on hard floors or lawns with water drainage. Spike aerators work better on loose soil.
After aerating your lawn, let any excess soil dry and break it down, then sprinkle or fertilize the lawn as needed.
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