Besides watering, aeration may be the most important thing that you can do for your lawn. The brutal heat of the summer months can
claim turf by causing heat stress, fungal disease, drought, mowing, excessive foot traffic, etc. All of these things can leave your lawn’s soil over-compacted, which will restrict root growth and prevent water from reaching your lawn’s root system before evaporating.
Aeration can provide just the help that your soil needs to return your turf to its former beauty. Most experts agree that lawns need aeration at least once a year, while some lawns require aeration more often due to the type of soil (e.g., clay mixes) and amount of traffic on the lawn. Second Nature recommends aerating during fall or spring seeding times, unless special circumstances call for aerating outside of those times. Aerating your lawn can revitalize your lawn by allowing nutrients, water, and air to penetrate to the roots of your turf grass.