Even if your water, fertilize, and mow your lawn, it may not be healthy. You could still see brown patches or low growth. Many time nutrients aren’t reaching your grass’s roots.

Aeration is the solution to a lawn that isn’t getting the right nutrients. Aeration allows water, nutrients, and air to penetrate beyond the thick layer of established grass.

Aeration is the process of creating small holes throughout your lawn that allows water and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. Between your turf and root system there is a layer thatch. Thatch is the layer of dead and living organic material between the turf and roots.

If thatch becomes too thick it can create a hospitable environment for insects and disease. Aeration helps prevent thatch from becoming overgrown.

How do you know if you should aerate?

  • If your lawn has heavy use due to lots of children and or pets.
  • You have a newly built home with new sod.
  • If your lawn dries out easily.
  • Your lawn was layered with sod.

The bullets above are common guidelines. The best way to know if your lawn needs aeration is to call one of Omaha Landscape Design’s lawn maintenance experts. Call us today to find out if your lawn needs aeration to stay healthy.

Aeration allows your lawn to grow healthy and green. Your lawn can benefit from aeration by exposing your roots to nutrients, air, and water.

  • Faster air exchange
  • More efficient nutrient absorption
  • Increased root exposure to water
  • Stronger turf growth
  • Better thatch breakdown


Aeration is effective at creating a healthy environment for your turf to grow as green and thick as possible. When your contact Omaha Landscape Design, we’ll work with you to create a plan for your turf. Call today for a free quote.