There are as many as 43 Reasons Why You Should Aerate Your Lawn! Some of these reasons include reducing soil compaction, reducing your lawn's dependency on water, encouraging growth of a greener and thicker turf, and so much more!
Make your own lawn aerating shoes...you will need 1/2 inch plywood cut to 3.5 X 7 inch size (qty 2), 1 inch nails (qty 8) and rope or bungee cord. To make sure the nails won't back out of the wood,fasten 1/8 inch particle board as a layer over the back of the nailheads and screw it in. Get to walking around in your yard.