Lawn Core Aeration Calgary and Edmonton

Everybody wants a healthier lawn with thick green grass as far as the eye can see – or at least to the edge of your property line.

Reduces drought stress during warm summer days by getting moisture to the root zone and growing deeper roots.

Too much thatch can choke a lawn out by not giving it enough air.

Develop a Healthier Lawn with Lawn Core Aeration

Lawn Aeration CalgaryIt’s one of the best things you can do for your healthy lawn a couple of times a year.

Our team at Yardworx can help you create the lawn of your dreams with our simple and effective lawn aeration process.

Lawn aeration is vital to help a lawn to become thicker and healthier, more drought and weed resistant.

Core aeration is an excellent way to ensure the health of a lawn and can be done at any time in Spring, Summer, or Fall. (For example, Golf courses aerate up to 4 times a year).

Aerators can easily damage irrigation heads, so it is important to get irrigation heads marked prior to aerating.

  • Hire Yardworx Lawn Aeration Calgary and Edmonton professionals to help maintain the health of your lawn.

What is Lawn Aeration?

Lawn Aeration EdmontonAs the name implies, lawn aeration helps to aerate your lawn.

Grassroots need oxygen and water to grow and thrive, but when your soil becomes too compacted, roots don’t get enough of either.

Ideally, the soil should be just 50% solid dirt, with the remaining composition 25% water and 25% air.

If your soil is more compact than this, it makes it difficult for your grass to grow.

To get more oxygen and water into the soil, it needs to be aerated.

This is done by removing small plugs of soil from across the lawn. This leaves small holes, approximately 6 cm deep and 1.5 cm wide, in the soil.

These holes allow water, oxygen, and nutrients to better reach the grass roots.

By doing this, it creates deeper and healthier roots, which helps your grass to grow thicker and stronger.

Lawn aeration service can be done  anytime throughout the summer season. 

Please Note:

The plugs should not be removed from the lawn, they aid in the improvement of the lawn. However, the plugs can be cleaned up & removed on request for an additional fee.

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Do You Need to Aerate Your Lawn?

What is lawn aeration?Every lawn can benefit from core aeration.

To check to see if your lawn needs to be aerated, you can take a core sample of your lawn that is about 6 inches deep.

If you notice that the grass roots only grow in the first 1 to 2 inches, this might be an indication that your soil is too compacted.

The best time to aerate a lawn in Alberta is between May and June, and again in fall.

This is because we have a long winter here in Calgary and Edmonton, it is best to wait for the lawn to thaw completely and no longer experience winter freezing to determine if it needs aeration.

In particular, you need to aerate if your yard:

  • Contains heavy clay soils
  • Is overrun with weeds
  • Has excessive puddling and water runoff
  • Has thin and sparse grass coverage
  • Has excessive thatch buildup

How Core Aeration Helps Your Lawn

Core aeration has multiple benefits for your yard, including:

  • Reduces soil compaction
  • Improves oxygen exchange with grass roots
  • Stimulates new grass growth
  • Improves drought resistance
  • Improves the flow of water to grass roots
  • Reduces water puddling
  • Improves the effectiveness of fertilizer and other nutrients
  • Improves weed resistance
  • Breaks up dead thatch and reduces layering
  • Improves the cushioning and resilience of the turf

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Yardworx Lawn Core Aeration Process

Yardworx Lawn Aeration Process
Our lawn core aeration process at Yardworx is the most efficient and effective way to improve water and oxygen flow to your lawn.

Our expert crew uses a specialized machine to aerate your entire lawn area.

Step 1: Step 1:
We walk the machine back and forth across your lawn, in a pattern similar to that you use when you cut your grass. Our aeration machine uses rotating hollow tines to mechanically pull out virtually unnoticeable plugs of grass and soil every few centimetres.
Step 2: Step 2:
The plugs are then deposited on top of the remaining grass, where they will break down and further enrich your lawn.
Step 3: Step 3:
When they’re done, our crew blows off any dirt or debris left on your sidewalk or other surfaces.

The aeration process is effective at any time during the warm growing seasons – spring or fall.

You can aerate multiple times during the year as golf courses do.

We’ve found that the  best times to aerate are in the late spring and early fall. 

An aeration service can be completed up to 4 times in a season if the lawn is compacted or sparse.

Some Preparation Steps Before Aerating:

It is best to aerate when the soil is moist, but not wet:
This means that we will have to wait under the soil has somewhat dried after heavy rainfalls. This will prevent the soil cores from sticking in the hollow tines.
Water your lawn thoroughly two days prior to your aeration appointment:
 This will help the tines go deeper into the soil and the soil cores can also easily fall off the tines.

We do not recommend aeration for soil that has stones, rocks or tree roots right beneath the surface.

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Why Choose Yardworx

Yardworx is the premier lawn care specialist in the Calgary and Edmonton areas. Yardworx is the premier lawn care specialist in the Calgary and Edmonton areas.
We are your one-stop shop for lawn aeration and other lawn care services. We are your one-stop shop for lawn aeration and other lawn care services.
We are insured and bonded to ensure a property owner is never negatively affected. We are insured and bonded to ensure a property owner is never negatively affected.
Our competitive prices offer the best value for a great-looking property. Our competitive prices offer the best value for a great-looking property.
Our 30 years of experience gives us the expertise to get the job done right. Our 30 years of experience gives us the expertise to get the job done right.

Book with us in 2 simple steps

Lawn Services in Calgary and EdmontonStep 1: Book your services 24/7 through our online form

Step 2: We will schedule your services based on your postal code. Every postal code has a designated day of the week from Tuesday to Thursday. The crew may alter the day slightly due to their schedules and weather but do their best to keep as close to the same day each week.

Please note that we try to have every property serviced in a timely manner but all services are weather dependent.

We always pick up the phone, and we’re looking forward to speaking with you—so give us a call or order online.

What Customers Say About Us

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"Absolutely satisfied with the work done by the Yardworx crew. They were so efficient the only way I knew that they did my yard maintenance was by the aeration on my lawn. I have booked them again in the spring and will most assuredly recommend them to anyone looking for a fabulous yard maintenance crew, Thumbs up 5 stars."

Lillian Horudko, Calgary

5.0 5.0

"I am very pleased with the quality of work by the team who does my yard. The yard always looks good and they have never forgotten to make sure that the gate is latched so the dog cannot escape. They are in and out very quickly, and show up on the days I expect them. Excellent service and will be renewing for a third year. I have recommended them to others as well."

Louis D.