Using an aerator rental on your yard keeps your soil from becoming compacted and allows your lawn to breathe! It is very important, and most lawns should be aerated at least once a year. That number increases to 2 times in hilly areas or with lawns that get a lot of traffic. Aerating is the best way to treat hard or compacted soils. When you aerate, you have the choice to hire a professional or get a core aerator rental. The advantage of a lawn aerator rental is that you have control over when the work is done, exactly how it is done, and you can ensure the quality of your own work. (This is not to say that hiring a professional is a bad idea, it just may be one advantage of doing it yourself). Aerator rentals may also allow you to save money. Depending on the size of your yard, it can cost up to $150 to get your yard aerated by a professional lawn care company. But even if you have a very small yard, you can still save when you rent an aerator, and if you can split the cost with a neighbor or two. Not everyone wants to bother with the hassle of getting everyone together, but if you have a very friendly neighborhood, this can be a real advantage for you.
The disadvantage of renting an aerator and core aerating yourself is that you have to go to the rental shop and pick up the aerator as well as drop it off. This can be a big disadvantage if you don’t get the core aerator back to the rental shop on time. Obviously, you have to do the work yourself if you rent a core aerator. And also, you need proper transportation to transport the core aerator. The machines are not light, so you will have to have a way of loading and unloading it as well. So depending on your situation, you should get an aerator rental if you prefer to be in control of how the aeration is done, and if you have the time and means to transport the aerator. A bonus would be if you could save some money when you rent an aerator.
What Does Lawn Aeration Do For My Lawn?
Lawn aeration decreases compaction, improves drainage, controls thatch development, and allows nutrients, air & water to more easily reach the grass roots. In short, lawn aeration helps create a healthier lawn. A healthy lawn more easily fights off disease & recovers from harsh weather so you can enjoy a beautiful lawn. Most aerator rentals are specifically for core aeration. Core aeration pulls plugs or cores of dirt & grass out of the lawn. By doing this, the soil has more room so grass roots can develop further. There are also different kinds of manual aerators. Aeration shoes or aerating sandals and hand-held aerators are some examples. Lawns with a lot of clay in them may need to be aerated more often. These are great for small yards. These aerators work by poking small holes in your lawn. And last of all is a liquid aerator. Liquid aeration works by using soil softeners & conditioners to loosen the soil compaction, giving you similar results as core or manual aerators. Typically if you have a medium to large yard, you want to go for an aerator rental for ease & the best cost. Learn more about lawn aeration and nine different types of lawn aerators you can use on your lawn. For a complete list of the benefits of lawn aeration, you can visit one of our sister sites at http://aerate-lawn.com. If you have any questions on lawns and garden maintenance, also visit http://gardennlawn.com