With the winter freeze almost over and spring right around the corner it is almost time to get your lawn aerated. Aeration is an essential part of good turf care. It helps: relieve compaction, aids in thatch management, helps develop a strong root structure, and helps penetration of air, water, and nutrients to the root structure, and helps penetration of water, air, and nutrients to the root system. All this will help prepare your lawn for the upcoming summer and with an impending drought it is crucial to have a healthy lawn going into it. Remember due to the lack of rain this year water your lawn a couple of times a week so as not to stress it out now. Here is an example before and after. All of this will prepare your lawn for the upcoming summer and with the impending drought upon us it is crucial to have a healthy lawn going into the hotter months.