Lawn Aeration

Lawn Aeration Calgary & Edmonton

Aeration can be the difference between a lawn looking lush and lasting through the summer and autumn months – and one that never quite looks up to scratch.

Core aeration ensures that air and water circulation are optimized, dead thatch is removed, and new growth is stimulated. It works great with lawn fertilization services to give you a beautiful, healthy lawn throughout the season.

A few simple steps are all it takes to get your lawn ready for healthy growth in the months ahead, creating a thick, luscious green grass that all the family can enjoy all summer. 

Our Lawn Aeration Packages

We’ve created some Spring packages that bundle Aeration along with other essential Spring Clean Up services, or it can be ordered as a stand along service. Our Silver and Gold packages both include lawn aeration among other key services.

Silver Spring Package

From $201
00
Monthly
  • Lawn aeration
  • Blow out of beds & hedges
  • First cut and trim
  • Debris removal (2 bags included)
  •  

Gold Spring Package

From $251
00
Monthly
  • Lawn aeration
  • Blow out of beds & hedges
  • First cut and trim
  • Debris removal (2 bags included)
  • Power raking

Lawn Aeration Only

From $89
00
per service
  • Best between May & June
  • Minimum once per year in the spring
  • Available from April 1 to November 15
  • Encourage deep root growth
  • More resistant to droughts and weeds

Why Choose Yardworx?

One-Stop Shop

One-stop Shop

Yardworx is the one-stop shop for lawn care.

No Hidden Charges

No Hidden Fees

There are no hidden fees, we don’t waste time.

Years of Experience

30 years of experience gives us the expertise to get the job done right.

Best Price

Competitive Pricing

We offer the best value for a great-looking property.

Customer Support

Superior Customer Service

We actually pick up our phones and reply to your emails right away!

Insured & Bonded

We ensure a property owner is never negatively affected.​

Have questions before you order?

Yardworx is the one-stop-shop for lawn care in Calgary and Edmonton.

Why Choose Yardworx?

One-Stop Shop

One-stop Shop

Yardworx is the one-stop shop for lawn care.

No Hidden Charges

No Hidden Fees

There are no hidden fees, we don’t waste time.

Years of Experience

30 years of experience gives us the expertise to get the job done right.

Best Price

Competitive Pricing

We offer the best value for a great-looking property.

Customer Support

Superior Customer Service

We actually pick up our phones and reply to your emails right away!

Insured & Bonded

We ensure a property owner is never negatively affected.​

Have questions before you order?

Yardworx is the one-stop-shop for lawn care in Calgary and Edmonton.

Yardworx's Note

You can book our lawn aeration services anytime between April 1 – November 15.

Why Is It Important To Aerate Your Lawn?

Aerating your lawn, also known as core aeration, is crucial for its growth and vitality. Compacted soil deprives grass roots of essential oxygen and water, hindering their development. By aerating, you address this issue and promote overall lawn health.

Benefits of Lawn Aeration:

Aerating your lawn not only helps it resist drought and weeds but also enhances its overall beauty. Whether you have a residential or commercial property in Calgary or Edmonton, maintaining a well-kept lawn is crucial for curb appeal. Our experienced Yardworx team can provide the expertise and services you need to achieve a picture-perfect lawn.

The Aeration Process

The lawn aeration process uses an aerator machine that leaves small holes in the soil, approximately 6 cm deep and 1.5 cm wide, allowing water, oxygen, and nutrients to better reach the grassroots. It also creates deeper and healthier roots, which helps your grass to grow thicker and stronger.

Step 1

One of our expert crew members walks the machine back and forth across your lawn, in a similar pattern to when cutting your grass.

The rotating hollow tines pull out virtually unnoticeable plugs of grass and soil every few centimetres.

Step 2

The plugs are deposited on top of the remaining grass, where they will break down and further enrich your lawn.

The plugs should not be removed from the lawn as they aid growth. However, we will remove the plugs if you prefer, for an additional fee.

Step 3

Our crew will blow off any dirt or debris left on your sidewalk or other surfaces.

Note that if other yards and lawn procedures are being performed in the same visit, aeration will be performed last.

Yardworx Tips

There are a couple of preparatory measures you can take before our crew arrives at your home:
  • Safety first, aerators can easily damage irrigation heads, so make sure sprinkler heads are clearly marked with spray paint or sticks
  • Two days before aeration, water your lawn thoroughly. This will help the tines go deeper into the soil and help the soil cores fall off the tines.

When Is The Best Time To Aerate Your Lawn?

Dos

DO'S

We have long winters here in Calgary and Edmonton. It is best to wait for your lawn to thaw completely and be free of winter-freezing to determine if it needs aeration.

For most lawns, between May and June is the best time to aerate. If required, it can be performed again in the fall.

There are no hard and fast rules for aeration but a minimum of once per year in the spring is a good guideline to use.

As mentioned, make sure all the snow is gone and the lawn is well thawed. Aerating a lawn when it is moist allows you to pull bigger plugs, which will be healthier in the long run for your lawn.

DON'T

Aeration immediately after heavy rainfall is not recommended as soil cores may stick in the hollow tines of the aerator.

You will also need to make sure that the grass is not too green or the active roots will prevent the plugs from breaking down. If you have to aerate in the summer, you may not be able to avoid this but the process will still benefit your lawn.

In the case of a dry spring, we recommend watering the lawn well before aerating (as opposed to power raking, where you want a fairly dry lawn).

If you prefer to aerate your lawn in autumn, do it before the ground has started to freeze.

Frequently Asked Questions: Aeration and Overseeding

We often get asked about aeration and overseeding. Overseeding is the process of spreading grass seed directly onto the lawn without removing any old sod. This can help to fill in bare patches and improve the thickness and colour of the lawn.
Yes, overseeding after aeration makes sense. If you have yellowish discolouration of the lawn because of dog urination, it’s best to neutralize the soil around the yellow spots first and then proceed with the overseeding.

This should be done in the first few weeks of the growing season. After the ground has thawed out and is still moist, it’s a great time to aerate the lawn.

Overseeding can be done after the aeration process is complete, and if the rains arrive that’s fine as the seeds will love the water.

After the aeration process is complete, we distribute the seeds on the existing lawn areas and apply a top dressing of soil to protect them from blowing away in the wind or birds eating them.

Watering is very important once the seeding has been applied. You will need to water the areas at least four or five times per week to stimulate the germination process.

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