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I have a series of childhood memories that involve our lawn guy coming by to dump lots and lots of “poop” all over our lawn. Naturally, the six-year old me lived in fear of the “poop man” and the couple times a year he would invade my play space. Little did I know, the man that I feared was not dumping poop on my lawn, but actually performing the crucial task of aeration!
Aerating is the process of introducing air into a lawn, giving it a chance to breathe. Aerating is particularly important for sports fields. Grassy areas on sports fields are prone to soil compaction, a nasty occurrence that minimizes the amount of oxygen going to grass roots. When grass roots don’t receive enough oxygen it results in increased brown patches and unwanted weeds.
If you are wondering if your grass needs to be aerated you can perform a simple test to find out. Stick a large screwdriver or stake into the grass. If you have any difficulty getting it to go in, then your grass needs to be aerated.
October is the perfect month to aerate! Odeys is available to aerate your sports field or complex! Watch this video and then contact us for a bid on our one time or regularly occurring aeration services.