Updated: Sep 15
When is the best time to aerate your lawn in Plainfield?
Is spring the best time to aerate or is fall the best? Here at Distinctive Concepts Lawn & Landscape, LLC we believe the best time to aerate is when you can get the deepest plugs out of the lawn. Now that the lawn is actively growing an aeration is a crucial part of the lawns agronomic program the recent moisture softens the soil allowing for a better plug. Aeration will allow air and moisture better penetrate the soil and root system, relieve compaction from wear damage and increase the lawns root system to better take up moisture and nutrients like the fertilizer.
To answer the main question of this blog, it is usually good to aerate in spring or fall because typically the ground is softer and we will get a better plug. However, if we ever get lots of moisture in the summer you could even aerate then. The key is how soft the ground is at a given time. Here in Plainfield we have had an abnormally dry spring so far and with some rain in the forecast we can get the deep plugs needed make that aeration most effective.