When soil becomes hard and compacted, the roots of your grass can’t reach deep enough to receive the nutrients they need. Rainfall runs off the soil instead of seeping into it, essentially starving the roots of your lawn. The result is a lawn that doesn’t grow, looks unhealthy, and eventually becomes barren and brown.
Aeration remedies that saturation by pulling small cores of soil from your lawn, breaking up tangles of roots and opening up more room for water and oxygen to saturate the soil.
Mowing should be done at a minimum of every 10 days. This helps keep your yard green by not cutting more than the recommended 1/3 of the grass off.
If you’ve just returned from a long vacation and the lawn is higher than usual, reset your mowing height so you do not cut more than 1/3 of the grass blades. After this “high” mowing, come back a few days later and cut again to get it down to its normal cutting height.
Watering your yard should be done in the early morning hours. Watering in the late afternoon or evening hours can leave your lawn with a fungus.
Always remember when watering you should water deep. This ensures deep root growth rather than shallow root growth.