Lawn Aeration Services
Lawn aeration is one of the most important services for maintaining a healthy, lush lawn. Over time, the soil in your yard becomes compacted, making it harder for water, air, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. During a lawn aeration service, small “plugs” or tubes of soil are removed, leaving behind open holes that allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the soil and be taken up by your turf’s root system.
If you live in the Minneapolis / St. Paul Metro Area, contact us to schedule a lawn aeration consultation with one of our experts today!
What are the benefits of lawn aeration services?
- Soil compaction is reduced.
- Soil is able to retain more water, and the grass roots can take it up more easily.
- Watering and irrigation are more effective; pooling and runoff is reduced.
- Grass roots can take in and use fertilizer more effectively.
- The root system becomes stronger and can function better.
- Thatch breaks down better.
- The lawn can tolerate heat and drought stress better.
How can aeration help your lawn?
Aeration, especially when combined with over-seeding, helps promote thicker and healthier turf. Without aeration, grass may begin to thin over time. These thin spots give weeds and lawn diseases an opportunity to move in. Lawn aeration services improve air, water, and nutrient movement in the soil, which improves the microbial activity that helps break down thatch. It also alleviates hard-packed soils, especially in high-traffic areas.
Thick, healthy turf not only looks great, it also helps crowd out weeds—naturally. Aeration is beneficial to the health of all lawns, regardless of your ongoing maintenance plan, but it is especially important for maintaining an organic, herbicide-free lawn. Lawn aeration service can also make other treatments more effective and may reduce the amount of weed control product needed.
Why should you hire an expert to aerate your lawn?
Although it is possible to aerate your lawn as a do-it-yourself project, it can be very time consuming and expensive. Plus, you need to haul rental equipment or deal with storing and maintaining it all year! There is never a need to rake the “plugs” left behind. They will break down and work back into the turf in approximately 4 weeks, depending on weather and soil conditions.
How much does it cost?
Lawn aeration service cost is determined according to the size of your yard. Our experts recommend having this service performed yearly. We can provide an instant quote for aeration online.
Take the first step to a healthy lawn with aeration!
Schedule a consultation with one of our lawncare experts today. We can create a plan to give you the lawn of your dreams, whether that means establishing a standard golf course style turf, or a natural, fully organic yard. Enjoy your summer and leave the work to us!