What is lawn aeration, you ask? Aeration is the act of perforating the soil and taking out small cores about 1” thick by 3” deep. This benefits your lawn by alleviating soil compaction which allows for air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots so they can grow deeper and thicker. Typically aeration occurs every year to every 2 years in the fall, and it is often coupled with overseeding/seeding and a simple starter fertilizer. Aerating in the fall, followed by seeding allows for the roots to take hold and grow to prepare for new growth in the spring.
The fertilizer option will be that extra boost to jump start your seed to grow, along with giving it the proper nutrients to grow a strong root system. Where we differentiate ourselves from other companies is on the edges of your lawn. Most of the cut rate aeration programs take out shallow cores and don’t take out a lot of cores along the edges of the property. It is important to fill out the edges along sidewalks and driveways, because this is where it is most visible and where most damage can occur. We aerate as close as possible to the edges and lay extra seed by hand in the bare spots to ensure seed is there to have the opportunity to grow. In these special services, it the little things that make the difference.