When Is The Best Time Of Year to Aerate Your Lawn?
Aerating your lawn is one of the most important things you can do to keep it healthy and looking great. But when is the best time of year to aerate? That depends on three factors: grass type, weather conditions, and how much water your grass receives. In this blog post from Simply Green Lawncare, we’ll walk you through each of those factors so you can make the best decision for your lawn.
What Type of Grass Do I Have?
The type of grass you have is the first factor to consider when deciding when to aerate. Different types of grasses have different growing patterns. Some types of grass, like Bermuda and zoysia, are what’s known as “warm-season” grasses. That means they grow best in warm weather and go dormant in the winter. Other types of grass, like fescue and bluegrass, are “cool-season” grasses. They grow best in cooler weather and can actually go dormant in the summer if it’s too hot.
So, when should you aerate warm-season grasses? The best time is actually in the early fall, before they go dormant for the winter. That way, they have time to recover from the aeration before they go into a period of slower growth. For cool-season grasses, the best time to aerate is in the spring, after they come out of dormancy but before they start growing too quickly.
What is the Weather Like Where I Live?
The second factor to consider is the weather. If you live in an area with mild winters, you can aerate your lawn any time of year. But if you live in an area with very cold winters, it’s best to wait until spring to aerate. That way, the grass has time to recover before it’s hit with cold weather again.
How Much Water Does My Grass Get?
The third factor to consider is how much water your grass gets. If you live in an area with a lot of rainfall, you can aerate any time of year. But if you live in an area with very little rainfall, it’s best to wait until the rainy season to aerate. That way, the grass will have enough moisture to recover from the aeration.
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So, when is the best time of year to aerate your lawn? It depends on the type of grass you have, the weather conditions in your area, and how much water your grass gets. But in general, the best time to aerate is in the fall for warm-season grasses and in the spring for cool-season grasses.
Still not sure when to aerate your lawn? Bring in the professionals at Simply Green Lawncare. We’re always happy to help you keep your lawn looking its best! Contact us today to learn more about our lawn care services!
About Simply Green Lawn Care
Simply Green aims to provide the highest quality lawn care, mosquito control, and lawn pest control services to Georgia residents.
We are locally owned and operated which allows us to be accessible, attentive, and responsive for customers in Georgia.
Our well-trained team is easy to work with and determined to exceed expectations.
All our plant health care specialists are Georgia Department of Agriculture Certified and maintain their Category 24 applicators license.
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