The quickest way for you to tell if you need lawn aeration is the screwdriver test.
If you can easily stick a screwdriver in your lawn’s soil, your soil is fine. If getting the screwdriver into the soil is hard work, your soil needs to be aerated.
Have you ever been walking through grass and noticed that the ground had a grid-work of little holes in it? What you were seeing was an aerated lawn. Aerating your Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill area lawn is one of the things you need to do to have a healthy, growing lawn. Aeration helps expose lawn soil to nutrients and fresh air that it might otherwise be lacking.