Commercial Lawn Aeration Services

A healthy lawn makes your commercial property more attractive to customers, employees, and members of the public. Over time, foot traffic can compact the soil of your grounds, making it difficult for water, oxygen, and important nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. As a result, your lawn can suffer.

The Grounds Guys® have extensive experience performing commercial lawn aeration services throughout Canada and can provide prompt, efficient seasonal services, including lawn aeration, to help your commercial landscape thrive. Contact us today for a personalised quote and to learn more!

What Is Commercial Lawn Aeration?

Lawn aeration is a method of creating holes in the soil to alleviate compaction and allow the flow of nutrients, water, and oxygen to reach the roots. There are two main methods of lawn aeration: spike aeration and plug aeration (also known as core aeration).

At The Grounds Guys, we only perform plug aeration, as we believe this method gives our customers the best results over time. We use a tool called a plug aerator to penetrate the soil and pull out plugs or cores of soil.

In the short term, your lawn will look a little messy after aeration, but within a few weeks, your commercial grounds will be healthier and stronger than before.

How Our Commercial Lawn Aeration Service Works

When you use The Grounds Guys as your professional lawn aerator, you can expect us to show up on time, in uniform, and with a friendly attitude. We’ll begin the process by preparing the site to avoid damaging important infrastructure, like sprinkler heads or utility lines.

If needed, we may also mow the lawn to make the aeration as efficient as possible. We use a commercial-grade motorized core aerator specifically designed to handle large areas and different soil conditions.

After the aeration is complete, we’ll clean up any debris and perform any additional services you’ve booked, such as overseeding, fertilizing, or top dressing.

The Benefits of Our Commercial Lawn Aeration Services

Your grounds say a lot about your business and can make a strong first impression on visitors. That’s why it’s so important to keep your grass healthy with seasonal services like lawn aeration. Some of the biggest benefits of commercial grass aeration services include:

Improved Water Infiltration and Drainage

Water cannot seep through compacted soil to reach grass roots, leading to pooling water, poor drainage, and even fungal growth and disease. Aeration helps soil better absorb water so roots stay healthy.

Enhanced Nutrient Uptake

Your grass needs nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to thrive. It can’t get those essential nutrients if the soil is packed too tightly. Aeration makes room for important nutrients to reach your grass roots.

Increased Oxygen Flow

Grass roots require oxygen for cellular respiration and for generating energy to grow. Aeration loosens the soil, allowing oxygen to flow more freely to the roots.

Stronger, Healthier Grass Roots

With access to water, oxygen, and nutrients, your grass roots will grow strong and healthy as a result of aeration services. Loosened soil will also help the roots grow deeper, which can help them better endure drought conditions.

Thatch Reduction

Over time, layers of dead grass, known as “thatch,” can pile up between roots and grass stems. Too much thatch can block nutrients and water from reaching the soil of your lawn. Aeration helps break down thatch more efficiently so that it can decompose and support a healthy lawn.

When Is the Best Time for Commercial Grass Aeration Service?

It’s important to book aeration services at the right time of year. Ideally, you’ll want to aerate during your lawn’s growing season so your grass recovers more quickly.

The majority of commercial lawns in Canada use cool-season grasses. That means the best time to aerate is in the early autumn, though it is also possible to aerate in the early spring. At The Grounds Guys, we can assess your commercial property and determine the best time of year to perform aeration services.

Book The Grounds Guys for Commercial Lawn Aeration Services

If you want unbeatable customer service, localized knowledge, and landscaping expertise, contact your local The Grounds Guys team. We are happy to quote commercial grass aeration services and offer a full menu of other seasonal services to ensure your grounds always look their best. We can also handle ongoing lawn care services so you can focus on more effectively managing your property. Plus, our Neighbourly Done Right Promise™ allows us to stand out from the competition. Ready to book your commercial lawn aeration service? Request a free estimate today.

FAQ About Lawn Aeration

How much does your commercial lawn aeration service cost?

The cost of commercial lawn aeration services will depend on a number of factors, including the size of your property. It’s best to contact us and request a personalized quote.

How long will it take for the lawn to recover from aeration services?

Lawn recovery times will depend on a number of factors, such as the grass type, soil condition, and weather. However, generally, it should take two to four weeks for a lawn to recover from core aeration.

What are the different types of commercial lawn aeration?

Almost all commercial landscapers, including The Grounds Guys, use plug or core aeration rather than spike aeration. Core aeration leads to healthier grass and better long-term results. Larger landscaping companies will often use a commercial-grade, motorized core aerator, while smaller outfits may use gas-powered push-behind core aerators or tow-behind aerators attached to a lawn tractor.

What is the difference between core aeration and spike aeration?

Core aeration uses equipment with hollow tines to pull plugs of soil out of the ground to relieve soil compaction. Spike aeration uses equipment with solid tines to punch holes in the soil. Core aeration is much more effective in the long run since it physically removes soil to relieve compaction. While spire aeration may help in the short term, it merely squeezes soil to the sides of the holes and may make compaction worse over time.

Do you offer discounts for larger commercial properties?

We always consider the size of a job and any additional services a client requests when putting together a service estimate. If you need a professional lawn aerator for a large job, we’d love the opportunity to provide a quote. We strive to keep our prices competitive.

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