How To Aerate Your Lawn

What is a Lawn?

A lawn is an area of soil-covered land planted with grasses and other durable plants such as clover which are maintained at a short height with a lawn mower and used for aesthetic and recreational purposes—it is also commonly referred to as part of a garden.

How To Aerate Your Lawn

Aerate the Lawn

Whether you’re using a core aerator or a spike aerator, go completely over the lawn in one direction and then go back over it in a perpendicular direction.

Spike aerators will punch holes in the lawn as you go, while core aerators will remove plugs of grass and soil.

How do I aerate my lawn myself?

The best method of manually aerating your lawn is using a manual core aerator. This is a tool designed with a handle and a foot bar.

You are required to hold the handle using both hands so you can drive it into the soil. In areas where the soil is too compacted, the foot bar offers extra leverage.