|Lawn aerator punches holes in your lawn to get air deeper|
and helps your lawn improve its drought tolerance.
Q. What should I be doing for my lawn now in March?
|These are the aeration plugs left behind by a core aerator. They|
should be raked up and put in your compost pile.
A. We should be thinking about getting it ready for the heat. Better heat and drought tolerance is achieved with a deeper root system and good nutrition. If you did not aerate your lawn in the fall, then now would be a good time to do that.
Watch out for your irrigation lines and sprinkler heads. The tines of the aerator can go down four inches. Your irrigation lines may not be that deep in some places. Aerating the lawn will allow air to travel into the soil deeper and help the grass to develop a deeper root system. Deep rooting is the magic behind good drought tolerance.
|Aeration helps your lawn get a deeper root system.|
Good nutrition is key to good heat tolerance. Use a good quality lawn fertilizer at least once during the year. The best time to spend that kind of money is before the heat comes. Buy a trade name lawn fertilizer that has a history with lawns. Scotts comes to mind. There are others as well.