What does aerating a lawn do for it??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by huskyman, Apr 7, 2002.

  1. huskyman

    huskyman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Can someone please explain what an aerator does to yor lawn.

    Sorry for the lame question, but I'm new to this, thanks.....
  2. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Aeration : Relieves soil compaction, stimulates root growth, allows fertilizer, water and oxygen to pass through the soil easily, smoothes surface over time as the cores "topdress", reduces thatch, can help reduce disease as well , and last but not least, puts money in your pocket, just to name a few.

    If you search "aeration" I think you will have enough reading to keep busy for a day or more !

  3. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    It puts holes in the ground, dirt on the grass, and the customer pays us just like jeffry said.
  4. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: Well said Jeffy.
  5. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    "dog turds i tell ya! they look like little dog turds!"

    -- some customer somewhere.
  6. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    From a very large pack of small dogs or a large gaggle of Geese.
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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