Aeration Explained

It’s important to remember that a healthy lawn starts with the lawn’s soil. If you do not have healthy soil, enriched with nutrients and water, then your lawn will (eventually) fail. At Terra Bites Lawn Service, located in Braselton, GA, we are serious about soil. And not just any soil… your soil! Aeration is one of the ways we like to give your lawn the attention it deserves.

What is Lawn Aeration?

Lawn aeration involves removing plugs of grass and soil so adequate air, water, nutrients can “seep” into the ground and reach plant roots. When you aerate your lawn, you’re essentially punching holes in the ground so it can “air out.”

The process is completed using a machine called an aerator that perforates the lawn and pulls up plugs of turf. These cores are left on the lawn to decompose—they return beneficial nutrients to your property.

If you look at a turf plug pulled out of the ground during the aeration process, you’ll see the green grass blades, thatch layer, roots and soil.


How often should you aerate your lawn and when is the best time?

Once a year correlating with the grass’s growing season. This depends on the type of grass you have. The best time of year is during the growing season, when the grass can heal and fill in any open areas after soil plugs are removed. We can help you identify the type of grass you have and make recommendations on when we feel is a best time to aerate.

Have questions and concerns about your lawn? The professionals at Terra Bites would love to help! Give us a call at 706-389-LAWN (5296) or fill out our contact form.