Lawn Aeration Service

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Lawn Aeration Service

Lawn aeration is a key part of maintaining and enhancing your lawn. It is a service that is recommended to be performed annually. As a matter of fact, aeration is performed on many golf courses, 2 or even 3 times per year! It is a beneficial service for many reasons and is considered a very important “cultural practice” for maintaining a quality lawn.

Aeration or more accurately called “core aeration” is a process that removes 1/2″ wide, by 3″ deep cores every few inches, from your lawn. The process helps to alleviate soil compaction and helps minimize thatch build-up. The open cores allow water to better penetrate the root zone and increases air exchange to improve the overall health of your lawn.

At ExperiGreen, we recommend annual aeration, Liquid, or Traditional/ Mechanical Core Aeration to go with our overall lawn care program.

Aeration performed in any manner is highly beneficial for your lawn.  At ExperiGreen we recommend that you aerate your lawn every year.  With the introduction of our new Liquid Aeration service, the best and most beneficial option for your lawn is to get on a schedule of liquid aeration one year, then the next year have mechanical core aeration performed.  This way your lawn gets the best of both methods to keep your lawn at its peak appearance, health, and performance!

Why do you need to aerate your lawn?

Lawn aeration is a beneficial service for many reasons and is considered a very important “cultural practice” to maintaining a quality lawn. Aeration or more accurately called “core aeration” is a process that removes 1/2″ wide, by 3″ deep cores, every few inches from your lawn. The process helps to alleviate soil compaction and helps minimize thatch build up. The open cores allow water to better penetrate to the root zone and increases air exchange to improve the overall health of your lawn. At ExperiGreen, we recommend an annual aeration to go with our overall lawn care program.

Benefits Of Our Aeration Services

Aeration is a mechanical process where cores of soil are removed from the lawn. This relieves the compaction in the soil and allows air, water and nutrients into the existing root system. Another important aspect of aeration is thatch removal. Thatch is an accumulation of dead grass stems, debris and other material that builds up at the soil level. Thatch impedes the movement of water and decreases air circulation down to the root level.

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Core aeration will allow the root system to spread and thicken the existing turf. By removing the soil cores and decreasing thatch levels, the lawn can “breathe” and better utilize water, air and nutrients. It will help restore the health and color back into your lawn. When coupled with overseeding and continued fertilization your lawn will be healthier and thicker, which helps crowd out weeds.

Our lawn aeration service benefits you and your lawn in several ways: By having ExperiGreen perform your aeration service you don’t have to find a machine to rent, make sure you have a way to transport it and then use the heavy machine. It can be physical, exhausting work! Aeration improves the overall health of your lawn by relieving soil compaction and helps to minimize thatch. It allows your lawn to “breathe” easier. Aeration improves water penetration to the root system of your grass plants and increases air exchange also. All of these benefits add up to improving the results of your ExperiGreen lawn program and improving the health of your lawn!

Liquid Lawn Aeration Vs. Core Aeration
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Liquid Aeration Services

Liquid aeration is a relatively new process that can supplement or even replace what is known as “Mechanical Core Aeration”.  While the benefits of core aeration are widely known, liquid aeration is a process using a mix of specially designed products that offer the same results without the mess of soil cores left on your lawn or potential damage to electric dog fences or irrigation heads. It also is easier to perform, less costly to you as a consumer and fits especially well on lawns with limited access due to fences or elevation changes.

Imagine getting your hilly or steep lawn aerated now when you or your lawn service company couldn’t safely use their machine! Our liquid aeration service loosens the soil and allows for improved air movement, water infiltration, and better utilization of the fertilizer and other products used by ExperiGreen.

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The soil in your lawn area gets compacted over time due to foot traffic and thatch build-up.  Thatch is the layer of dead roots, leaves, grass clippings, and other organic matter that builds up between the soil and the actively growing grass plants.  Compaction and thatch build-up hinder water movement and absorption, nutrient uptake, and effective utilization of our lawn care products.  This can cause problems in your lawn including thin brown areas that eventually may die and look unsightly.

By using liquid aeration, we can relieve the compacted soil and thatch build-up without having to run our machine over the lawn, littering it with plugs of soil. With our liquid aeration service, the soil is loosened up, thatch is minimized and the root zone is oxygenated to encourage deeper rooting.  This allows air, water, and nutrients to better penetrate and be absorbed by the roots.  A healthy root system will push new growth and allow your grass to really thrive and reach its full potential.

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Liquid Aeration is Less Expensive

Traditional, mechanical core aeration service costs between $150 – $200 on average.  For larger lawns, you could expect to pay $300 or more.  Liquid aeration does not require a special machine or operators, so the cost is less.  You can expect to pay $100 – $150 for a professional liquid aeration service for an average size lawn.

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Liquid Aeration Covers More of Your Lawn

When a liquid aeration application is made, it covers 100% of your lawn area.  With mechanical core aeration, the machine pulls cores or plugs only every few inches or so.  So, an average 6 or 7,000 sq ft lawn may only have cores or plugs pulled on about ½ the lawn area.  You can pay for a double pass core aeration or multiple pass aeration, but the cost only goes up!  Liquid aeration covers more of your lawn at a lower cost.

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Liquid Aeration Penetrates Deeper than Mechanical Core Aeration

Mechanical core aeration generally penetrates down into the soil to a depth of 2-4 inches.  On the other hand, thanks to gravity, Liquid Aeration can penetrate much deeper.  The benefits of this are many; the soil is broken up or fractured much deeper, allowing grass roots to grow more readily and expand faster.  This makes for a healthier grass plant and dramatically improves the performance of our fertilizers and other applications.  A “looser” aerated soil has better water drainage and percolation which helps reduce standing water, reduces the amount of water you need in the hot, dry summer months and allows water to penetrate deeper, down to the roots where it is needed!

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Liquid Aeration is Quicker and Easier to Perform

Our Service Representatives can apply the Liquid Aeration products using their standard application equipment; no need for a specialized, heavy machine.  Since ExperiGreen can perform the service easier, more efficiently and at less cost, we can pass the savings on to you in the form of a lower cost service!

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No Soil Cores or Plugs are Left on Your Lawn

One of the biggest complaints we hear from our customers is about the soil plugs left behind after the service is completed.  Your lawn can look pretty beat up for a time after a mechanical core aeration has been performed.  The soil plugs do disintegrate over a few weeks and there is benefit to bringing the soil to the surface, but it can be a mess.  Liquid Aeration offers most of the benefits of aeration, without the downsides and complaints we hear about.

Liquid Aeration Benefits

Sure Signs Your Lawn Needs  Aeration!

The Grass Feels “Spongy” When Walking on It

This indicates excessive thatch build up.  Layers of dead roots, grass clippings, leaves and other organic debris builds up under your grass plants on top of the roots.  This thatch layer can give your turf a “spongy” feeling when you walk on it.  This excessive thatch prevents air, water and nutrients from being effective and can also harbor lawn damaging insects.  Liquid aeration helps minimize and mitigate thatch build up.

Compacted Soil

Foot traffic, construction, heavy equipment and thatch build up can cause the soil get hard and compacted. This also hinders air movement and water infiltration/percolation down into the root zone.  Compaction also prevents roots from growing freely and expanding.

Water Pools on the Surface

Soil compaction and thatch build-up tend to prevent water from being absorbed into the soil and can cause runoff. This can cause loss of needed nutrients.  If there is standing water after a rainfall or after you water your lawn, this is another sign you need to aerate your lawn.

Do I Need To Aerate My Lawn

When is the Best Time of Year to Aerate?

For northern lawns, grass types are classified as “cool season” grasses.  These include Bluegrass, Ryegrass, and Turf Type Fescue lawns.  You can aerate these grasses anytime during active turf growth (late spring, through late fall), although it is recommended that mechanical core aeration is best done during the fall.  This timeframe helps the grass plants recover from the stress of the hot and dry summer and takes advantage of cooler temperatures and fall rains so root growth and expansion are maximized.  Another benefit of Liquid Aeration is that it can be performed with good results at any time of the growing season

For southern lawns, grass types are classified as “warm-season” grasses.  These grass types include Bermudagrass, Zoysia grass, Centipede grass, and St. Augustine grass.  Warm-season grasses go dormant and turn brown or tan in the late fall through the cooler winter season.  Once temperatures rise and daylight increases in the spring, warm-season grasses start to come out of dormancy, and growth starts again.  Mechanical core aeration is best performed on warm-season grasses once they are actively growing and fully out of dormancy.  Mechanical core aeration or liquid aeration is highly beneficial for warm-season grasses when they are actively growing.

Why You Need To Aerate Your Lawn

Sure Signs Your Lawn Needs  Aeration!

The Grass Feels “Spongy” When Walking on It

This indicates excessive thatch build up.  Layers of dead roots, grass clippings, leaves and other organic debris builds up under your grass plants on top of the roots.  This thatch layer can give your turf a “spongy” feeling when you walk on it.  This excessive thatch prevents air, water and nutrients from being effective and can also harbor lawn damaging insects.  Liquid aeration helps minimize and mitigate thatch build up.

Compacted Soil

Foot traffic, construction, heavy equipment and thatch build up can cause the soil get hard and compacted. This also hinders air movement and water infiltration/percolation down into the root zone.  Compaction also prevents roots from growing freely and expanding.

Water Pools on the Surface

Soil compaction and thatch build-up tend to prevent water from being absorbed into the soil and can cause runoff. This can cause loss of needed nutrients.  If there is standing water after a rainfall or after you water your lawn, this is another sign you need to aerate your lawn.

When is the Best Time of Year to Aerate?

For northern lawns, grass types are classified as “cool season” grasses.  These include Bluegrass, Ryegrass, and Turf Type Fescue lawns.  You can aerate these grasses anytime during active turf growth (late spring, through late fall), although it is recommended that mechanical core aeration is best done during the fall.  This timeframe helps the grass plants recover from the stress of the hot and dry summer and takes advantage of cooler temperatures and fall rains so root growth and expansion are maximized.  Another benefit of Liquid Aeration is that it can be performed with good results at any time of the growing season

For southern lawns, grass types are classified as “warm-season” grasses.  These grass types include Bermudagrass, Zoysia grass, Centipede grass, and St. Augustine grass.  Warm-season grasses go dormant and turn brown or tan in the late fall through the cooler winter season.  Once temperatures rise and daylight increases in the spring, warm-season grasses start to come out of dormancy, and growth starts again.  Mechanical core aeration is best performed on warm-season grasses once they are actively growing and fully out of dormancy.  Mechanical core aeration or liquid aeration is highly beneficial for warm-season grasses when they are actively growing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time of year to aerate your lawn?

If you are trying to decide how to aerate your lawn and the best time of year, you should first know what type of grass you have. Grasses are generally classified as “cool season grasses” and “warm season grasses”. Cool season grasses are generally found in the northern 1/2 to 2/3’s of the country, while warm season grasses are found in the southern 1/3 of the country. Generally, cool season grasses are best aerated in the fall, as temperatures cool down and moisture from fall rains is plentiful.

These are ideal conditions for root system growth and expansion. Warm season grasses are better aerated when they are actively growing in the late spring and early summer. Bermuda grass for instance, generally transitions out of dormancy in March and April, so performing aeration on Bermuda lawns in late April and May is ideal in most cases. As with any type of grass you may have, ExperiGreen Lawn Care has the knowledge and expertise to aerate your lawn at the right time and to perform the job correctly and professionally.

Do you really need to aerate your lawn?

A lot of people and even our own customers ask, “Do you really need to aerate your lawn?” The answer is yes! Lawn aeration is the most important “cultural practice” you as a homeowner can perform, in addition to proper mowing and watering practices. If you couple these practices along with a professional lawn care program you will see great results over time and know you are doing all you can to make your lawn look the best, it can! At ExperiGreen, we offer a superior lawn program and professional lawn aeration services.

How much does it cost to aerate the lawn?

Aeration service from a professional, established lawn or landscape company with cost in the range of $75 to $200 or more. In most cases, the cost of aeration will depend on the size of your lawn, with larger lawns costing more. A lawn in a typical suburban neighborhood will generally cost around $100 – $150. Be sure to give ExperiGreen Lawn Care a call for a price to have your lawn aerated.

What do you do after you aerate your lawn?

Many people and some of our own customers ask; what do you do after you aerate your lawn? There is nothing that is absolutely required after a lawn is aerated, but we often recommend that you overseed immediately after. With the holes or cores pulled from the lawn, applying improved seed varieties is a very effective way to thicken the lawn, help to fill in bare areas and introduce newer, improved varieties of grass into your lawn.

The best scenario is to have the lawn aerated and overseeded at the same time. At ExperiGreen Lawn Care we offer a lawn aeration and overseeding service and recommend it for most customers.

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