How important is aeration? Imagine being thirsty and pouring the glass of water over your head as opposed to in your mouth. Your lawn’s roots will enjoy the benefits of water and fertilizer far more efficiently following aeration. Without aeration, much is lost to evaporation and run off. While soil compaction causes the need for aeration, to what extent the soil is compacted and how often to aerate are the floating questions. While the amount of foot traffic each lawn receives varies greatly, what is constant is that all lawns get compacted, especially if you cut with a riding mower. At some point, aeration is necessary and wise. We can help you with that decision.