TAG: aeration

Ryan announces second annual National Aerate your Lawn Day

August 13, 2018By

Ryan, a manufacturer of turf renovation equipment, set its second annual National Aerate your Lawn Day for Sept. 15. The day, which falls on the third Saturday in September, gives lawn care professionals an opportunity to educate customers about adding aeration services to their lawn care plans. Ryan’s goal is for landscapers to take advantage of the entire aeration season, which... read more

Step by Step: How to aerate properly

June 6, 2018By
Aeration step 2. Illustration: David Preiss

As time goes on, soil naturally compacts. Aeration, also called coring and aerifying, perforates the soil to allow air, water and nutrients to reach a lawn’s roots. It also removes mild thatch. This helps roots grow deeper, making the lawn more vigorous and drought resistant. Aeration should occur when turf is in its peak growing season so it can recover... read more

Ryan Turf to launch National Aerate Your Lawn Day next month

August 9, 2017By

Turf renovation equipment manufacturer Ryan Turf is launching “National Aerate Your Lawn Day,” a consumer awareness campaign the company says is an opportunity for lawn care professionals to educate homeowners on the benefits of aeration and encourage either hiring a professional or renting an aerator from the local home center to do it themselves. The event is slated for Sept.... read more

Lawns on the mend

September 15, 2016By

After a hot, dry summer, fall is the perfect time of year to revive and rejuvenate customers’ lawns. After hot, dry summertime weather, turf grass welcomes the cooler temperatures and precipitation that fall can bring. “Fall is a time of renewal for turf,” said Jamie Breuninger, technical leader for Dow AgroSciences Turf & Ornamental. “The plant is recovering from the... read more

Aeration: Get the ‘hole’ story

July 1, 2009By

By: Curt Harler ANY COMPANIES OFFER aeration, but it’s not always an overnight success. To ensure repeat business, a savvy contractor has to educate the customer and perform the service properly. “There are different reasons for aeration, so a landscaper can’t just tell a customer he wants to poke holes in his lawn,” says Bob Brophy, director of lawn products for... read more