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Lawn Aeration

Let Your Lawn Breathe.

If you want a healthy, lush lawn, it isn’t enough to simply mow, water and fertilize your lawn. If you have compact soil – and most of us do – your efforts may be going to waste due to lack of proper  absorption.

Liquid Aeration
  • Unlike mechanical aeration, liquid aeration has the ability to penetrate to the deepest levels of your soil without the risk of harming your irrigation system or leaving cores on your lawn.
 Mechanical Aeration
  • Perforation of small holes in the soil to combat soil compaction and allow deep penetration of nutrients, water, sunlight and oxygen.

If  you’ve got compact soil and areas that are thinning, Maggio recommends an Aeration & Overseeding treatment which involves laying grass seed immediately after aeration to promote new grass growth. For severe cases, combine with Topdressing for that extra boost!

How Your Lawn Becomes Compact

  • Clay soil
  • Heavy foot traffic
  • Children or animals playing on the lawn
  • Lawn mowers & tractors on the lawn
  • Parking cars on the lawn

Signs Your Soil May Need Aeration

  • Water pools or runs after watering or rainfall
  • Your lawn is brown due to lack of absorption
  • The ground is hard and difficult to dig
  • Your lawn has thick thatch

Aeration Service Visits Include:

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First, a fully uniformed team member arrives at your property in a branded Maggio truck.
Then they will mechanically remove cores of soil OR apply liquid aeration to break down thatch  for deep penetration.
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Next – if you’ve added Overseeding – premium grass seed will be spread over your lawn to promote new grass growth.
Afterwards, Post-Care Instructions are sent to your e-mail on the day of your service. So for optimal results, follow carefully.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is thatch?

Thatch is the layer immediately below the green of your grass made up of the roots, stems and other organic matter. It can get too thick for number of reasons including poor aeration, too much water and too much nitrogen.

Why is thick thatch bad?

Too much thatch will act like a barrier between your grass and the soil blocking it from absorbing nutrients, oxygen, water and sunlight.

How do I know if I have clay soil?

It could be clay soil if:

  • it has a grey or red hue instead of dark brown
  • water doesn’t absorb but instead puddles
  • it cracks in dry weather

Try a squeeze test: wet a bit of soil and squeeze it. Does it keep its shape if you poke it? If yes, it’s likely clay soil.

Can I walk on my grass right away after aeration?

Yes! It is safe for pets and family immediately after service.

*Do not remove the cores from your lawn as they play an essential role in the aeration process*

How often will I need to water after the application?

You’ll need to water your lawn for 20 minutes per area, 3x per week.

When is the best time to aerate my lawn?

Liquid aeration can be applied in the spring or fall. The best time to mechanically aerate is in the fall as soggy spring conditions risk damaging your lawn with the lawn aerator. Deep penetration of oxygen and nutrients will promote a healthy root system which allows your grass to withstand stressful conditions.

How much does it cost?

Each property is unique, so depending on the  square footage of your lawn, and if you’re adding Overseeing or Topdressing the price will vary. We  recommend getting a free no-obligation quote.