Lawn Aeration Service
Lawn aeration is a key part of maintaining and enhancing your lawn. It is a service that is recommended 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” 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. It is done using a machine that can be rented or you can pay for a professional service to perform it for you. 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.
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!
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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.