One of the most important aspects of lawn care is the aeration of the lawn which is the process of creating small wholes in the turf that allow old air to escape and for new air to get under the soil which does the grass the world of good. Aerating the lawn will encourage root growth and generally improve the health of the grass and so you will benefit from a richer and thicker lawn.
Aerating will have several benefits for your lawn. The roots benefit as it helps the roots grow deeper and it also encourages new roots to grow and so the growth of the lawn will be enhanced.
To aerate your lawn all that you need is a lawn aerator and they are simple tools that are cheap to buy online. There are several different types of lawn aerator which range from cheap and basic tools right through to the very professional and quite expensive tools and the sort you buy depends on how much aerating you are planning on doing and the quality of the aeration that you would like.
There are two popular types of cheap lawn aerator and there are the shoes and the pronged hand tools. The shoes are great, they simply have the spikes on the sole and so you simply walk around the lawn in a coordinated way ensuring that you cover the whole area of the lawn and you then have a nicely aerated lawn. There are then the hand tools which are cheaper but not so easy to use as you have to push them into the turf lots of times by hand which is not so comfortable.
If you are looking for a more automated, thorough and professional approach to your aeration then you are going to want one of the electric aerators which function very much like a lawn mower and so you simply push it over the lawn just as you would when mowing it and it aerates the whole lawn in a very precise and thorough manner and so with an electric aerator you know that you are going to get a perfect job done.
You should aerate your lawn at least once per year and it is best to do it once in the spring and once in the autumn. The conditions are also very important and so you need to make sure that the turf is not too wet or dry, slightly moist is best and will give the best results. Doing the aerating is a very easy task and there are tools that you can buy online which make it so easy, you can do it without specific aerating tools but it will not be as good.