Free pH soil testing
Benefits of Lawn Aeration
Encourages healthier and more durable grass roots
Allows water and air to flow to the soil and roots
Helps break up dense and highly compressed soil
Enables better fertilization
Prevents mushroom growth
Improves insect resistance
Improves drought resistance
Encourages new growth
$150 for up to 3000 sq/ft
$25 each additional 1000 sq/ft
Steps or obstcles can add cost as aeraters are heavy and difficult to move/lift.
$50 base fee plus
$35 every 50lb
$50 base fee plus
$30 every 1000 sq/ft
Depends on thatch layer and lawn access for hauling off. Starts at $200.
$50 base fee plus
$15 every 1000 sq/ft
$120/yard installed (2yard min)
1 yard covers average 650 Sq/ft
Fall / Spring Aeration Special
Aeration - $100 for up to 5000 sq/ft
$20 each additional 1000 sq/ft
Overseeding - $75 up to 5000 sq/ft
$20 every additional 1000 sq/ft
Our special happens every spring and fall and we always fill up so getting on the scheduling list now is a good idea. When the weather/time of year is perfect we set a few days aside and come out and aerate/overseed. Once the allotted days are full that is it for the special and it is regular price after that. If you do anything in the year for your lawn this is it. We contact everyone on our list each year a few weeks before we come to see about getting on the schedule.
If additional services are desired we can come back at a later date to complete those services.
All pricing includes the product cost and labor involved in application process. You will only be charged 1 base fee charge per visit so you can get multiple services under the 1 base fee charge. This is for general pricing and to get a accurate bid we would need to do a site visit/estimate. For very large lawns sq/ft pricing does go down.
Aerating your lawn will make a lasting difference in the quality of your turf. Also known as “core aeration”, this process of puncturing holes or pockets into the grass and soil helping the roots receive the nourishing and sustaining nutrients they need.
In Whatcom County Fall is one of the best times of the year to aerate/overseed. The lawn is going through a period of rapid growth and weeds are slowing down making it easier for the lawn to establish and flourish. Overseeding establishes new growth so grass is ready to pop up in spring. Lawn aeration in the Spring is beneficial as well. Spring aeration gives grass plants an extra boost and provides faster greening. Aeration can be done anytime the grass is activley growing and is an essential part of a healthy lawn.
Moss loves Bellingham! Everyone in Bellingham does not love moss however, especailly in your lawn. We can treat your lawn and get rid of the moss using Ferrous Sulfate. To kill moss, it must be actively growing. Some areas need up to 3 applications a year to keep moss at bay. Moss likes acidic soil so getting your soil ph balanced can help.
Does your lawn dry out easily and have a spongy feel? This might mean your lawn has an excessive thatch problem. If the thatch layer is greater than one-half inch or less, aeration is recommended. Over 1/2 inch a full lawn dethatching might be needed.
Dethatching is a process that removes the layer of thatch or dead grass, from your lawn. Our crew will use a professional yard dethatcher to power rake the yard and loosen up all the dead thatch. That thatch is then collected and hauled off your property. Removal of the thatch allows space for live growing grass to spread and thrive; thereby resulting in a thick, lush, green lawn. After dethatching we reccomend aerating and overseeding to help fill bare areas back in quickly before weeds can take over.
Overseeding is adding new grass seed over your already existing turf—without turning the soil. By overseeding a lawn, you can thicken grass density, introduce varieties of grass to your lawn’s microclimate, and improve color to an ideal lush green. Grass naturally overseeds itself in the wild. By mowing lawns we eliminate the natural overseeding process that happens in the spring and fall. Overseeding simply mimics what nautre would do. We use grass seed mix designed for growth in our climate.
Aerating first helps get a higher seed germination rate and helps eliminate just feeding the birds.
Soils in the Pacific Northwest tend to be moderately to highly acidic. Moreover, naturally occurring calcium is often short here. Adding lime to soil keeps the correct pH range for grasses to thrive. When the soil is at the optimal pH level, more nutrients are available, allowing grass to grow fuller and thicker. It takes approximately four months for lime to fully react with the soil so it can take some time to get soil back to a good pH. pH testing is the best way to know exactly how much Lime your lawn needs and we can test your soil for you. Simply adding lime every year can also make your soil to akaline so be careful just guessing.
The quality and composition of your soil is the most important driving factor in determining the performance of the lawn. Over time your lawn will continue to feed and eat away at the stores of natural nutrient and organic matter in your soil. In order to maintain top results over a long period of time, these natural qualities need to be replaced. Topdressing the lawn with organic compost restores the natural levels of nutrient and vitality back to the soil. Standard applications are around 1/4" but can be increased based upon the individual needs of the lawn. Enhanced color, moisture retention, and increased disease and stress resistance are among the many benefits to be gained from topdressing. The results can be quite dramatic.