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Turfgrass Concerns: A Helpful Guide to Aerating Your Dormant Lawn

Turfgrass Concerns: A Helpful Guide to Aerating Your Dormant Lawn

With the bitter chill of winter still reigning over the Mid-Atlantic region, you’re probably more than a little concerned about the condition of your turfgrass.

How is your home turf doing? With the bitter chill of winter still reigning over the Mid-Atlantic region, you’re probably more than a little concerned about the condition of your turfgrass. We’re afraid we’ve got some bad news: another polar vortex is on its way…and you know that means! Plenty of ice and snow will fall from the sky and potentially hamper the regeneration of your dormant lawn. One way to prepare your landscape for this assault is to undertake an aerating operation. Let’s find out how to complete this mission! 

The Reasons Why Aerating Matters 

So now let’s get down to business. Your primary question will probably be about why aerating matters so much. First and foremost, the roots supporting the grass on your lawn need plenty of air, water, and nutrients. Soil compaction can prevent this from happening, which will inhibit healthy growth or regrowth. Heat, cold, and low rainfall can further damage your turfgrass – which is no joke. This grass will start to wither, but timely aeration will revive it! 

Yes, Timing is Everything 

In case you were wondering, time is incredibly important. In point of fact, aerating your lawn at the right time is vital to your success. Start by determining if your lawn is based on clay soil; this situation could cause further headaches for you. Next, be sure to take care of aerating and dethatching at roughly the same time. The lawn surface is the hidden layer between the soil and the grass. Kentucky bluegrass and Bermudagrass tend to develop much more rapidly, which means they are more vulnerable to thatching-related problems. 

Getting the Lawn Party Started 

Are you considering how to plant some grass seed before spring comes back? In that case, you need to get started on aerating your lawn again. Unfortunately, aerating a dormant lawn is a bad idea. You’ve got to wait until active growth begins. That said, there’s a catch that’s hard to recognize – overly dry soil is just as harmful as overly wet lawns when you are trying to care for your turfgrass. 

What You’ve Got to Do Next 

Again, you might want to wait on aeration tasks until after harsh winter weather recedes. Even so, there’s plenty of prep work involved (like getting your hands on the lawn care equipment that you’ll need!) Either way, local sod farms could give you some helpful information and advice that you might not otherwise have!

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