Lawn aerating, also commonly referred to as “core aerating”, involves using an aerating machine to perforate the turf with small holes. These holes allow air, water and nutrients to reach the root systems of your turf. The three most important elements needed to produce a lush and healthy lawn. The process of aerating will leave soil plugs all over the surface of your yard. Although a bit unsightly at the time it is not necessary to rake or remove the plugs. They will quickly dissolve. Heavily compacted soil prevents circulation of air, water and nutrients. By making core aerating part of your yearly lawn maintenance routine, you will provide your lawn access to these essential elements to help it grow.