Grand Rapids Lawn Aeration

Core aeration is a very important service if you want a healthy lawn. Aeration pulls three inch plugs of soil out the lawn to allow water and essential nutrients to reach the lawn’s roots. Perfection Lawn Care provides aeration in Grand Rapids, MI and surrounding areas. Call us for a FREE estimate!

Why is aeration important for your lawn?

Aeration is important. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Lawn aeration strengthens your lawn’s roots.
  • It improves the effectiveness of fertilizing by allowing nutrients to reach grass roots.
  • It increases air intake to allow oxygen to reach the soil.
  • It reduces soil compaction which helps your lawn roots grow.
  • It increases thatch breakdown which allows oxygen and water to reach the roots.

When Your Lawn Should Be Aerated

Most Grand Rapids lawns are Kentucky Bluegrass or Perennial Ryegrass which are cool season grasses. This grass should be aerated in both the spring or the fall for it to be the most effective. If you are on a budget, aerating your lawn once a year is perfectly acceptable.

How Do You Know If Your Lawn Should Be Aerated?

First, clay soils need to be aerated more than any other soil. If you have clay soil, you most likely need aeration if it hasn’t been done within the last year. If you have any other type of soil, take a screwdriver and poke it into your lawn. If the screwdriver can easily be poked into your lawn, your soil does not need aeration. If you are not sure if you need aeration and live in Grand Rapids, give us a call and we will take a look!

How to Prepare for Aeraration

Your soil should be moist when aeration is done. If your lawn is too wet or too dry, aeration may not give the best results. Therefore, we recommend that your lawn should be watered a day or two before we service your lawn. Also, if you have any wires such as a electric fence for a dog that are not buried at least 5 inches deep, it is important to mark this. Sprinkler heads also must be marked.

In the weeks and months following aeration, your lawn should begin to become thicker and greener. Results vary depending on the weather conditions, and other services such as lawn mowing, fertilizing, and watering.

Perfection Lawn Care provides Grand Rapids Aeration services on a first come first serve basis. We fill up fast, so get on the schedule today!