Core Aeration Service
- $60.00 for most front lawns (up to 1000 sq feet)
- $90.00 for front and back lawns (up to 2000 sq feet)
- For front lawns larger than 1,000 sq. ft. and front and back lawns larger than 2000 sq. ft. there is an additional charge of $15.00 for each additional 1,000 sq. ft.
- All aerations include a fertilizer application
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Q: What is core aeration?
A: In simplest terms, it is the process of making finger sized
holes in your lawn and depositing the removed material on
the surface to break down. This allows fertilizer, water and
oxygen to get to the roots where healthy grass originates.
Q: How do I know if my yard needs core aeration?
A: Known clay soils, heavy traffic, more than 1/2″ of thatch,
standing water after irrigation or rain, or lawns that brown
easily in heat are all excellent candidates. In reality, any yard,
healthy or not, can benefit from annual core aeration.
Q: How often should my lawn be core aerated?
A: In areas where the soil has a high clay content, compaction
and thatch buildup is more prevalent and aeration should be
done twice a year. In areas of more sandy or loamy soils,
annual aeration will result in continued healthy lawns and
improved irrigation and fertilizing efficiency.
Q: When will I see positive results in my lawn?
A: Depending on the turf conditions, your visual results may or
may not be immediate from a single core aeration. Subterranean
root growth and overall health and stress tolerance will however
begin to improve almost at once. Even in the toughest
conditions aeration in combination with an appropriate fertilizing,
irrigation and weed control program will show dramatic
visual results in the second year after a second or third aeration.
Q: Is aeration a one-time fix that can be discontinued when
my lawn has improved?
A: No. Aeration needs to be a continual part of your lawn care
plan just like fertilizing, weed and pest control, irrigation and
mowing. In some cases aeration can be reduced from twice
a year to once a year after a couple of seasons.
Q: How deep and how many cores are required for effective
A: Generally, cores every 4″- 6″ and from 2″- 3″ deep will give
best results. It is commonly accepted that the deeper and
the closer together the better. The cores left in the yard will
usually be about 5/8″ diameter.
Q: How long will it take for the cores left in my lawn to
A: Depending on weather, soil conditions, watering and mowing
frequency, the cores will break down and disappear in about
two weeks. This process will add nutrients to your lawn.
Raking up the cores reduces aeration effectiveness.