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Question DetailsAsked on 6/4/2013

how often should I aerate my lawn

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It is recommended that you aerate annually. I recommend core aerating. This type of aerator pulls a small, thumb sized, core of soil from the ground. This relieves soil compaction and brings beneficial elements from the soil up to the surface. The time of year depends on where you live. I live in the coastal south where the grass types are zoysia, bermuda, st. augustine and centipede. These are considered "warm season" grasses. These grasses are dormant during colder months and are green and growing in warm months. It is recommended that the soil for these grasses be aerated in the spring. This also stimulates growth in the lawn and commonly helps grass spread and thicken.

Other grass types that grow in the south like fescue and blue grass are considered "cool season" and the soils are typically aerated in the fall so seed can be spread afterward.

Source: Coastal Turf, Charleston, SC

Answered 6 years ago by Guest_9904044


Annually,once the grass has come out dormancy and is actively growing.(warm season grasses)

Answered 5 years ago by kstreett

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