Aeration involves creating small holes in your lawn; it allows oxygen, water and nutrients to reach the root of your grass.
It is important to aerate your lawn once a year; the best time to do so is during the growing season as it allows for your lawn to heal and fill in any open areas.
How do I know if my lawn needs to be aerated?
If your lawn is used frequently- A large amount of traffic causes your dirt to compress.
If your lawn dries quickly or if it has a spongy feel.
If your lawn has an excessive amount of thatch. Remove a slice that is about 4 inches deep from your lawn, If the thatch layer is greater than one-half inch, aeration is recommended.