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Lawn Aerator Rentals Help You Save Money When You Aerate Your Lawn

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The weather’s getting warmer, and it doesn’t look like it’s going cool down any time soon.  With what looks to be an early spring in 2016, it’s going to be the perfect time to aerate your lawn in the next month or so.  We’ve got some tips and tricks to help you aerate your lawn, which will help you achieve and maintain a beautiful lawn.  A healthy lawn needs nutrients that reach the soil beneath your grass. Aeration can be an extremely vital element to a healthy lawn because it helps air and water to penetrate built-up grass or lawn thatch.  Instead of buying and storing an aerator that you’re only going to use a few times a year, save money with lawn aerator rentals at Time Equipment.

What is Aeration?

Aeration involves puncturing the soil with small holes.  These small holes allow air, water, and other important nutrients to penetrate to the grass roots.  When you aerate your lawn, you help the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn.  The experts at Time Rental and Equipment can help you find the right lawn aerator rental for you, so you can get the job done quickly. 

The main reason you should aerate your lawn is to help alleviate soil compaction. When soils get too compacted, they have too many solid particles in a certain volume or space.  This prevents air, water, and nutrients from properly circulating within the soil.  Excess lawn thatch or heavy organic debris buried under the grass surface can also starve the roots from these essential elements.  Lawn aerator rentals from Time Equipment can help prevent this from happening to your lawn.

Should You Aerate Your Lawn?

Your lawn is probably a good candidate for aeration if it:

  • Gets heavy use, such as serving as the neighborhood playground or racetrack. Children and pets running around the yard contribute to soil compaction.
  • Was established as part of a newly constructed home. Often, the topsoil of newly constructed lawns is stripped or buried, and the grass established on subsoil has been compacted by construction traffic.
  • Dries out easily and has a spongy feel. This might mean your lawn has an excessive thatch problem. Take a shovel and remove a slice of lawn about four inches deep. If the thatch layer is greater than one-half inch, you should aerate your lawn. 
  • Was established by sod, and soil layering exists. Soil layering means that soil of finer texture, which comes with imported sod, is layered over the existing coarser soil. This layering disrupts drainage, as water is held in the finer-textured soil, which leads to compacted conditions and poor root development.

When to Aerate Your Lawn

The best time to aerate your lawn is during the growing season, when the grass can heal and fill in any open areas after soil plugs are removed. Ideally, you should aerate your lawn with cool season grass in the early spring or fall and those with warm season grass in the late spring.

Lawn aerator rentals from Time Equipment can help you keep your lawn looking great while helping you save money.  The size of your lawn is also important.  Keep your lawn healthy by following these lawn care tips.  Time Equipment Rental and Sales offers a wide variety of landscaping and lawn equipment rentals to help you get the job done, keep your lawn green, and your wallet full.  From aerators to seeders, brush cutters and sod cutters to power rakes, we can help you at no matter what stage of maintenance your lawn is at.  Call us today at (605) 348-2360 to speak with our professionals about all of our equipment.  Click here to check out our inventory, and Like Us on Facebook to stay connected!

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