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All Graves Opening in Two Days: Now That’ll Aerate the Lawn

For once an American religious leader has doled out an empirically testable prediction. We’ll be on the lookout for this development:

What will take place on May 21? On May 21, 2011 two events will occur. These events could not be more opposite in nature, the one more wonderful than can be imagined; the [...]

Another of Nature’s Lawn Aerators at work: the Flicker

The squirrels and earthworms have been pocking little holes in my lawn for weeks now, supplementing the frost heave of winter in aerating the grass. Another of nature’s lawn aerators has been visiting lately: the Northern Flicker, a woodpecker that drills into the ground in search of little ants and grubs, two other little beasties [...]

Options in Lawn Aeration

I could get a big, heavy contraption to aerate the yard outside my house…

… or I could let the squirrels do it. Later this spring the earthworms will leave their castings on top of the grass, fertilizing it and aerating the lawn all over again. ‘Course, they wouldn’t do that if I’d killed [...]