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Lawn Aeration

St George Lawn Care provides professional lawn aeration services in Washington County. Lawn core aeration is how our company got it’s start. Unlike many of our competitors we use a commercial hydro-static lawn aerator. A professional lawn aerator can make a world of difference in the health and vitality of your lawn. Our machine will pull plugs up to 3 inches in length, this will significantly improve hole quantity and quality vs. drum aerators.

Some of the Benefits

There are many benefits to aerating your lawn in the spring and fall. Aeration increases water retention, raises oxygen levels, and boosts fertilizer absorption in your lawn. You’ll use less water and get more out of the treatments that you apply to the lawn. Compaction is one of the biggest lawn killers from everyday use and natural wear and tear that stresses your lawns roots. Aerating provides weed resistance, pest resistance, drought protection, promotes new growth, and so much more. Read our FAQ’s.

Our Services vs Lawn Aerator Rental

Why rent when you can spend less money and time by hiring us to do the work for you. If you decide to rent an aerator you’ll need a way to transport it, load and unload, and then spend the energy to run the unit. Save your time, energy, and money by using our services. You can call and compare our prices to lawn aeration rentals from Home Depot, Beehive, and Ahern. Make sure to ask if they have a drum aerator or a hydro-static aerator. Don’t waste your time on a lawn aerator rental!

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It’s time to aerate! We would love to give you a quote to aerate and/or thatch your lawn.

We’re also looking for weekly mowing accounts in the following areas: Ivins (84738), Santa Clara (84765), St George (84770, 84790), and Washington (84780)

You can contact us in a few ways, we recommend that you request and estimate, then call to confirm we received your request.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lawn Aeration?
“Lawn Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn.

The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Compacted soils have too many solid particles in a certain volume or space, which prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients within the soil. Excess lawn thatch or heavy organic debris buried under the grass surface can also starve the roots from these essential elements.”

Aeration is the only proven method for relieving topsoil compaction. Hard, compacted soil will result in pooling of water, insufficient transfer of oxygen and nutrients and diminished microbial activity. An aeration can be likened to tilling garden soil in preparation for new planting.

Why Should I Aerate My Lawn?
Thatch Break Up: Break up the layer of thatch that your lawn is continually building up. A thick layer of surface thatch prevents the uptake of water, oxygen and fertilizer. An annual mechanical core aeration effectively eliminates this problem by breaking up the thatch barrier while the soil cores lift micro-organisms to the surface which speed up the decomposition of the remaining thatch.

Save Water: You’ll see huge water savings! Compacted lawns with thatch build-up become hydrophobic! These lawns repel water no matter how much you water them. With an aeration, your watering efforts will not be in vain and you will save money in the process!

Drought Protection: Aerating provides drought protection! Hard, compacted soil leads to a shallow root system. Aeration promotes deep root growth which gives your lawn greater drought tolerance during the summer, that’s a huge benefit in this hot arid climate.

Increase Fertilizer Uptake: In addition to promoting water and oxygen transfer to the root system, aeration will also enhance the uptake of fertilizer where it’s needed: at the root level. Get maximum return from your fertilizer investment by aerating in the spring and fall.

Weed Resistance: Aeration allows water, oxygen and nutrients to reach the root level promoting new growth. The new turf growth will fill in the lawn and thereby crowd out weeds attempting to spread.

Insect Resistance: Insects thrive in thick thatch build-up. As the aerator punches thousands of holes into the thatch layer, it breaks down the ideal environment for insect infestations.

New Turf Growth: A steady introduction of healthy, new lawn shoots each year will keep your lawn vibrant and resistant to harmful weeds and insects. However, these new lawn shoots require room to grow. The thousands of small openings created by the aeration provide just what your lawn needs.

What’s the Best Time to Aerate My Lawn?
The best time for aeration is during the growing season, when the grass can heal and fill in any open areas after soil plugs are removed. Ideally, aerate the lawn with cool season grass in the early spring or fall and those with warm season grass in the late spring. Bermudagrass is a local warm season grass that can withstand aeration later than most other cool season grasses.

We generally like to aerate when temperatures are below 80° in the spring (usually before May 1st) as well as in the fall (usually after October 10th). Aerating when it’s too hot can dry out the turf and cause major damage if the area isn’t watered properly. Make sure you water your lawn adequately after aerating.

How Often Should I Aerate My Lawn?
Different soil types require more frequent aeration. Clay soil compacts easily and should be aerated at least once a year. You can aerate a sandy lawn once a year, or you could tackle the chore in alternating years. In arid climates like St George, aerating twice a year will enhance turf growth and health. Most of our clients prefer to aerate both spring and fall.
What Should I Do After Aerating My Lawn?
Leave the cores on the grass! Water deeply only when you are able to see your footprints left on your lawn/grass. Great indicator. Use a spade to see how deep the water reached into the soil profile after 15 minutes. It should be a minimum of 4″. 6″ is better depending on the porosity of the soil.

Allow the lawn to dry out a bit and don’t water again until you leave footprints on your grass! Watering a few minutes once every day is promoting shallow roots and the first time you forget to water might stress your grass to the point it will go dormant. Stressed grass can not compete with highly competitive weeds!

Consider the cores as free top dressing. The aeration process leaves thousands of soil cores sitting on the surface of your lawn essentially giving you a top dressing. The cores will dissolve back into your lawn during the next rainfall but, in the meanwhile, they will help preserve moisture in the turf.

Sit back and watch your lawn health improve and increase your property value! Some Realtors say that the look and health of your lawn speaks a lot about how you care for your house. A property with a thick, beautiful green lawn will sell for up to 10% higher than the identical house with a weedy, brown lawn in the heat of summer. Get full recognition for the value of your home – aerate your lawn!