Step 1 to a Great Lawn this Spring: Lawn Aeration

This is the first of a series of 3 blog posts about steps to a great lawn this spring. The first step is having your lawn aeration completed every spring season.

Lawn aeration is a fairly simple process. All you do is punch thousands of small holes in your turf. Whether you want to do it yourself or hire our Lawn technicians to do it for you boils down to the amount of time you want to invest and if you have the proper equipment to DIY it.

But make no mistake, you should be aerating your lawn annually. It is a vital part of your lawn's overall health, especially in Gainesville yards with our compacted soil from traffic and mowers and areas of clay soil that do not allow roots to penetrate without assistance. The longer you go without aerating your lawn the more the soil compacts. The reason this is a problem is that it makes it hard for your lawn to take in three critical items: Water, oxygen, and fertilizer.

If you have traffic on any areas of your lawn, whether it be mowers, people, or pets - the problem only increases. That's why golf courses aerate their greens and fairways several times a year.

As a homeowner, you don’t need to go that far, but it is a wise investment to aerate your lawn every spring. The end result will be a much healthier and more beautiful lawn when you combine aeration with your ongoing lawn fertilization program.

The Master's Lawn Care would love to handle your annual lawn aeration this year and I'll take $20 off the cost if you schedule your lawn aeration visit by the end of this week, Friday, March 9th. If you'd like more info or the cost for your lawn give us a call at 352-378-5296 or