Aeration reduces lawn compaction by pulling cores (plugs) to allow nutrients, oxygen, and water to better develop the plants root system. Pulling core breaks up compaction on the top 3"-4" allowing grass roots to drive deeper while improving the plants health. A strong root system helps the plant handle dry stressful times throughout the growing season. Pulling cores is more beneficial than spike aerators because it actually pulls soil to the surface opposed to punching slits into the top layer. We do our aeration in the fall in preparation to the root systems most active growing periods. Overseeding with your aeration is a great way to thicken existing turf or repair damaged areas. Aeration before overseeding creates an excellent opportunity for crucial seed to soil contact that increases germination rates.

Prior to aeration we will ask you to have any underground obstacles marked that are buried less than 6". Common buried obstacles include:

  • Irrigation Systems (Heads and Valve Boxes)
  • In ground lighting
  • buried Pet Fences
  • Shallow Water Lines
  • Downspout Pop-ups
  • Septic System Covers
  • Homeowner Installed water, gas, and electrical lines

Common Question

  1. What about my irrigation system?
    • Aeration penetrates 3"-4" and should not damage any properly installed irrigation lines, however, we ask you to have your irrigation head marked prior to scheduling aeration.
  2. Do I need to call in utility locates prior to aeration?
    • Our aeration penetrates less than 6". All utilities should be buried 18"+ and would not be affected. Cable and phone lines are supposed to be buried deep, however, we occasionally encounter improperly buried lines that may become damaged and are the responsibility of the installer to replace.