Core Aeration Services

Get the best out of your lawn this spring!

What is Aeration? 

Lawn aeration is vital to help a lawn to become thicker, healthier, as well as more drought and weed resistant. Core aeration is an excellent way to ensure the health of a lawn. Core Aeration can be done at any time in Spring, Summer, or Fall.


Grassroots must have the proper nutrients in order to thrive and grow. Core aerating allows the roots to receive these much needed nutrients such as water, air, sun as well as fertilizer if applied. A big issue is when soils become compacted, grass roots have a hard time receiving these essential nutrients. 

Why Aerate?


  • Breaks through thatch and eliminates layering

  • Stimulates the breakdown of thatch

  • Helps relieve soil compaction

  • Improves air exchange with roots

  • Has vertical mowing action which stimulates new growth

  • Reduces puddling and allows more efficient use of water

  • Improves fertilizer uptake and drought stress tolerance

  • Improves turf resiliency and cushioning

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Starting at $60.00

Core Aeration

Frequently Asked Questions About Core Aeration 

Q: Am I able to get my lawn core aerated if I have underground sprinklers?

A: We ask that the sprinkler locations are marked before we pass over with our machines. We can provide flags if needed.

Q: What is the best time to aerate my lawn?

A: Aeration can be performed on your lawn anytime during the spring, summer, or fall. It is most effective when done early spring or fall. It also works best when coupled with a fertilizer and overseeding application. 

Q: What are the plug things left on my lawn after my lawn has been aerated?

A: The cores/plugs are pulled out by our Core Aerator machines and are best left on the lawn as a topsoil. They will break down in about 2 weeks. Although not recommended, we can offer removal for an additional fee.

Q: What is the cost to get my lawn core aerated by Gridiron Landscaping?


A: Aeration prices start at $60 for standard sizes lots (<2500sqft). If coupled with other services you will save even more.