Lawn Aerating:

When turf compaction caused by foot or vehicle traffic, sporting events, or other stresses is a problem, periodic aeration is necessary to keep the turf healthy and it is one of the most important cultural practices available for your lawn. Aeration helps control thatch, improves the soil structure and helps loosen the soil so your lawn can expand its roots and absorb nutrients and moisture, which will make it stronger and healthier. Even a single aeration session can open the avenue for these essentials to reach their mark and put your lawn back on an upward trend. For cool-season grasses in our northern climate lawns, early fall or early spring are the best times for aerating. Our AERA-vator is designed to stir, loosen, and fracture the soil beneath the sod without destroying the turf. It creates a core hole without bringing a core plug to the surface, leaving the turf ready for use immediately after treatment. Nine holes are created each square foot.


If your lawn is thinning and getting bare spots then overseeding may be a good option to get it turned around and growing thicker and fuller again. Over seeding can be done for far less than a full lawn renovation, so it’s the best choice if your lawn is still 50% or more established. Lawn overseeding is all about timing however, it needs to be done in the fall or spring when the growing season is optimal and a fertilizer program is highly recommended to get the new grass off to a good start. Over seeding can be a difficult task to achieve satisfactory results, but with the proper timing, equipment, fertilizer, and knowledge they can be achieved. Our Aera-vator and seed box are perfect for overseeding and less damaging to existing turf than slit seeding which actually slices up the existing grass and roots.