Don’t Let Your Grass Deter Potential Buyers: How Core Aeration Can Help Prepare Your Lawn for Spring/Summer Sale - Erin Corcoran, Sales Representative RE/MAX

Erin Corcoran, Sales Representative RE/MAX

Real Estate Sales Representative | Entrepreneur | CNE Specialist

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Don’t Let Your Grass Deter Potential Buyers: How Core Aeration Can Help Prepare Your Lawn for Spring/Summer Sale


If you’re preparing your home for a spring or summer sale, you don’t want to overlook the state of your lawn. Proper lawn care is essential when getting your home ready to sell and can enhance the curb appeal of your property significantly.

Tender loving care is required to bring your lawn back to life after the long winter months. Watering, fertilizer and reseeding may be in order, but for those to be effective, you must first aerate your lawn. With the warm weather here chances are you’ve had a number of lawn care companies knocking on your door asking if you’d like your lawn aerated.

The 5 W’s of Lawn Aeration

What is it?

Lawn aeration works by perforating the soil to allow your grass to absorb water and nutrients more effectively.

Why do I need it? 


Lawn aeration or core aeration, as it’s frequently called, helps you to grow a thicker more lush lawn by allowing water and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass by breaking up soil compaction.

Where

Aerate your front and backyard, particularly if they are high traffic areas frequented by pets and children which can add to the soil compaction over time.

When should I aerate my lawn? 


Aeration is typically performed once per season and in Canada, it is most frequently done in the early spring as we have cold season grass. Always be sure to aerate your lawn before applying fertilizer and reseeding.

Who can assist me with this task?


Should you choose to go the DIY route, you can rent an aerator at most local home and garden centre stores. Since lawn aeration is typically done annually renting is still a more cost-effective option than purchasing your own aerator.

Two common types of aerators are plug aerators and spike aerators. The plug aerator tends to be more effective as it removes a plug of your lawn allowing water and nutrients to penetrate to the roots, as the thatch is broken up. The spike aerator pokes holes into the surface of your lawn.

Another popular option is to hire a professional landscaping company to come to your property to perform the core aeration service.

Is your lawn spring ready? Use #erinsimcoecounty to share your pictures with us.

Erin

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