Terms of the Trade: What Is Aeration?

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Aeration is a gardening or landscaping term that describes the process of punching holes into a lawn for better penetration of water, nutrients, and air. The benefits of aeration include a healthier and more lush lawn since the soil is not as compacted as it would be without these holes. You can aerate your lawn with either a spike device, which simply pokes holes into the soil, or a plug aerator, which removes plugs of soil and leaves holes behind.