If your reading this article then I am guessing you are either thinking of having an aeration done or you've just had one done.
If you have already had one done then your are probably looking out at your lawn thinking what have I done. My lawn is now all torn up. Most people panic for several reasons including the fact that it now looks as is a family of Canadian Geese has moved in and used your lawn as there restroom facility.
I have received several phone calls from customers after an aeration with this concern. If you have never had an aeration then let me explain why I receive this call.

An aeration is done with a large machine that rolls across the lawn. Attached to the bottom of this machine is a bar with four to five inch hollow tines attached to it. As the machine goes across the lawn theses tines go into the soil and remove the soil from the ground and places it on top of the ground leaving chunks of soils all over the surface of the ground.

There are generally hundreds and hundreds of these little " Plugs" left behind on the surface once the aeration is complete. These plugs strongly resemble messes that are left behind from Canadian Geese.

I know, now your wondering why in the world would you want to do this to your lawn. Well do not worry. The plugs left behind will last only a few days to a couple of weeks but the benefits will last for much much longer.

These plugs will naturally break down on their own and desolve back into the soil.
You will also notice that for each plug left on the surface there is also a small hole in the soil. these holes will also begin to close together again once the lawn receives the proper amount of moisture. This is the process in which the soil begins to loosen.

So this should give you an idea of what to expect after the aeration. As always, if you have any more questions please E-mail me and I will be more than happy to help in any way that I can.