Slit Seeding Service

Do you have bare areas in your lawn?

Have you tried to plant grass seed in part of your lawn, but haven’t been successful? No worries, we can help you with that!

The best way to seed extremely thin or barren areas of dirt is through a technique called slit-seeding. What makes slit-seeding (also referred to as “slice-seeding”) such a great option for seeding projects is the way it embeds the seed directly into the soil. Soil to seed contact is extremely important for grass seed germination to be successful. Lush Lawn uses top of the line slit seeding equipment designed to sow the seed directly into the surface of the dirt giving it a great chance for germination. With proper watering, your bare areas will be a thing of the past. Once the grass gets a bit thicker you can start a lawn over-seeding program which will help make thin grass become thicker.

Remember that thick grass turf is great for weed control and will help to reduce or eliminate weeds and undesired grasses by keeping them from being able to take root in the first place.

When Slit-seeding we use only premium quality Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass seeds that include disease and insect resistant strands of seed to help the overall strength and resilience of your lawn.

Please contact your closest local branch for all over seeding needs:

Grand Blanc Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Burton, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Linden, Swartz Creek, Holly and more.

Rochester Hills Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Auburn Hills, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Detroit, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Hunting Woods, Keego Harbor, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Rochester, Royal Oak, Southfield, Troy

Brighton Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Ann Arbor, South Lyon, Canton, Northville, Plymouth, Livonia, Pinckney and more.

Saginaw Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Clio, Birch Run, Frankenmuth, Bay City, Midland and more.

Organic Lawn Care Service

It’s not uncommon to live in a household where family members are sensitive to chemicals. In fact, studies show that 1 in 4 Americans report chemical sensitivities — a large increase from years past. It’s also not uncommon to live in a household where natural products are simply favored based on health or environmental concerns, or oftentimes a combination of the two.

To give the best service to Lush Lawn customers and remain in touch with their needs, we offer an organic lawn care service that uses 100% organic lawn fertilizer. You’ll feel confident in the care your lawn receives, without having to worry about safety or negative environmental effects.

What Is Organic Lawn Care?

In its simplest terms, organic lawn care is a chemical-free method of maintaining lawns. Rather than using a chemical-based fertilizer, organic lawn care uses natural sources like plant and animal byproducts to revitalize the health of lawns. Organic fertilizers, for instance, release organic matter into soil that improves its structure (and therefore its ability to absorb water and nutrients) and also feeds microbes, which in turn adds more nutrients to the soil.

Because organic fertilizers vary in composition from their synthetic counterparts, it’s natural that the speed of their effects varies. Whereas synthetic fertilizers have an immediate impact on the soil upon contact, organic fertilizers need time to break down before they’re absorbed into the soil. While this timeline can differ based on the temperature of the soil and its moisture levels, the organic route can take anywhere from two to six weeks to have an effect.

Our Organic Lawn Care Program

Organic Fertilizer

Lush Lawn’s organic lawn care service consists of a series of seven applications spread out throughout the growing season. Each lawn treatment includes a granular, slow-release fertilizer that avoids burning lawns. (This can happen when lawn fertilizers break down too quickly or force-feed the turf.) The fertilizer we use is a 100% organic product that is made with feather, soybean and bone meal, with no manures or synthetic products included.

Organic Weed Control

The idea behind organic weed control is that a healthy lawn and soil promote significant plant growth that will ultimately crowd out local weeds. By following best practices to keep the lawn as healthy and lush as possible, you can subsequently reduce problematic weeds.

To control weeds, it’s necessary to remove them manually or spot spray them with various non-selective treatments such as acetic acid (vinegar). However, this approach is not nearly as effective as a chemical treatment and it can harm beneficial plants as well. Because of this, customers have the option to have a liquid weed control applied with each of our organic lawn care applications. Please note that our weed control is not an organic product. Customers can choose to either exclude the use of the weed control altogether or opt to spray weed control in some but not all applications. The latter strikes a balance between reducing the chemicals used on your property and keeping pesky weeds at a manageable level.

While we don’t offer an organic product to prevent crabgrass in the spring, we can replace the first round of our organic lawn care service with a synthetic fertilizer that contains a crabgrass pre-emergent. This is a great option for maintaining a primarily organic lawn while still reaping the benefits of a crabgrass-free lawn. (Please note that we can’t guarantee protection from crabgrass without applying a crabgrass preventative in the springtime.)

The Benefits of Our Organic Lawn Care Service

When you invest in our organic lawn care service, you can expect to:

  • Naturally develop a healthier root system that makes your lawn more resilient
  • Add essential nutrients back into your soil that feeds living parts of your lawn
  • Create a safe environment for children and pets sensitive to chemicals
  • Reduce the flow of chemicals within groundwater supplies to benefit the environment

Interested in Our Organic Lawn Care Service? Contact Your Closest Lush Lawn Branch for More Information.

Lawn Care Services & Weed Control

Is your yard in need of
lawn fertilization or weed control?

Are there problems you simply don’t have the answers for?​

That’s okay. Because here at Lush Lawn, we have developed an incredibly effective lawn care program, administered by knowledgeable lawn care service professionals, and supported by a great staff who want to make sure that we leave you with a smile on your face!

Not every lawn is in the same. They have different grass types, soil conditions, and terrain that can effect how well the grass will grow. Your lawn care needs may be different than your neighbors lawn care needs. That’s why, in addition to our outstanding lawn treatment program, we also offer lawn services to tackle even the toughest cultural lawn care problems. Sometimes a lawn may require lawn aeration to break up compacted soil, lawn fertilization to add nutrients, or pest control to get rid off insects that may begin eating away at your beautiful lawn. No worries. We have solutions to solve the most difficult problems!

Please contact your closest local branch for all lawn ​care needs:

Grand Blanc Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Burton, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Linden, Swartz Creek, Holly and more.

Rochester Hills Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Auburn Hills, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Detroit, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Hunting Woods, Keego Harbor, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Rochester, Royal Oak, Southfield, Troy

Brighton Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Ann Arbor, South Lyon, Canton, Northville, Plymouth, Livonia, Pinckney and more.

Saginaw Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Clio, Birch Run, Frankenmuth, Bay City, Midland and more.

Lawn Seeding Service

When portions of a lawn become thin — or even bare — the issue goes beyond a dull appearance. Whether caused by heavy foot traffic or extreme heat (among other factors), a thinned out lawn is more likely to be crowded out by weeds that compete for sunlight, water and other nutrients. This further weakens thin lawns, making them more prone to disease and pests.

The best way to thicken a thin lawn or ensure a lush lawn remains intact is with our lawn seeding service. With traditional overseeding and slit seeding options available, we’ll identify the best route to optimize seed germination and maintain a healthy looking lawn well into the future.

What Is Overseeding?

Overseeding refers to the process where new grass seed is spread over an existing lawn to fill in gaps, adding thickness and color. As the grass becomes greener and thicker, it’s a sign that the lawn has grown healthier.

By overseeding newer varieties of turf grass into an older lawn, you can help it better withstand insects, disease, drought, shady conditions and heavy traffic. This approach also helps reduce the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides needed to keep it in tip-top condition.

How We Approach Overseeding

At Lush Lawn, we’ve overseeded our customers’ lawns for over 15 years — and in that time, we’ve learned a lot. We recognize that it’s best to overseed in the fall, as the combination of cooler temperatures and rain gives way to higher germination rates and thus greater success. That’s why we only perform overseeding in the late summer/early fall when the conditions are right for growth. (Too early: hot weather can cause new grass to go dormant before it has strong roots. Too late: it’s too cold for seeds to germinate.)

We also understand that it’s important to overseed your lawn when it’s freshly aerated. The tiny pores that aeration leaves behind significantly improve the contact between the grass seeds and the soil. This, in turn, leads to a better germination rate.

The success of our results also ties back to the type of grass seeds we use. We only overseed lawns with premium quality Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass seeds, both of which include disease- and insect-resistant strains of seed to boost lawn strength and resilience.

Recognizing that the two go hand-in-hand, please note that our lawn seeding service is only available in combination with our lawn aeration service.

What Is Slit Seeding?

If you are putting in a new lawn, or rehabbing a yard that is out of control, one of the most effective ways to guarantee a lush, green lawn is through slit seeding.

Slit seeding uses a special machine (a slit seeder) that literally slits the ground and drops seeds in the cracks to give them deeper contact with the soil. This ensures better growth and protects the grass seeds from the elements, birds and other animals.

When putting in a lawn, slit seeding has an even better chance of succeeding than sod. Not only is slit seeding better than sod, but it is also cheaper to install than sod and even hydroseeding.

Our Slit Seeding Services

When planting a lawn, it’s important that the grass seeds are planted directly into the soil. In many cases, companies will till the soil, scatter the seeds on top and then attempt to rake them into the tilled soil for improved contact.

Our slit seeding machines have discs that slice the ground, drop the seeds directly into the slices and cover them back up. This ensures optimal contact with the ground, proper placement and even coverage of the seeds in the yard. We make multiple passes in different directions with our machines until there’s a row of grass seed in every square inch of your yard.

The Benefits of Our Lawn Seeding Service

When you invest in our lawn seeding service, you can expect to:

  • Enhance the look of your lawn with a more unified green color and improved density
  • Increase the strength of your lawn and its resistance to invasion from pests or disease
  • Introduce new grass varieties that help beat out weeds and other undesirable grasses
  • Reduce stormwater run-off with dense grass that keeps nutrients where they should be

Interested in Our Lawn Seeding Service? Contact Your Closest Lush Lawn Branch for More Information.

Xtender Lawn Care Program

What is Xtender?

Xtender is a revolutionary lawn care program that gives you access to 14 different lawn care services in one convenient package. Lush Lawn continually strives to offer more ways of keeping Southeast Michigan green. This is why we are proud to offer a one-of-a-kind program like nothing else available.

When it comes to lawn care services, it always helps to apply holistic care. Southeast Michigan is home to a wide range of threats to your lawn. Ranging from fungal diseases to cold winter weather to spring and summer dry spells, each of these threats weakens grass, making it difficult for your lawn to survive all of them together. But with our Xtender Lawn Care Program, you can prepare your yard for all these issues and more. With our help, you can keep any risk to your grass to a minimum while helping it bounce back from the few problems it does have.

What is the Xtender Lawn Care Service Program?

The Xtender Lawn Care Service Program is a lawn maintenance package that combines 14 key services for your grass. This revolutionary program is rooted in the understanding that problems with your yard never exist in isolation. The lack of nutrients, for example, makes your lawn a prime target for attacks from insects, grubs, and other pests. Likewise, poor soil aeration leaves your yard vulnerable to the spread of fungal diseases. Only by preventing or addressing all of these problems in tandem can you keep your lawn healthy for the long haul.

The Xtender package offers just such a comprehensive solution. Through this radical program, we provide insect, weed, and disease control services to address problems your lawn already has, as well as fertilization, aeration, and soil and lawn treatment to prevent such problems from arising in the first place. As a result, not only will your lawn’s health rapidly improve, but you can count on it to stay healthy.

Our 14 Lawn Care Services

When you order the Xtender Lawn Care Service Program, you will have access to the following 14 services:

  • 7-Application Lawn Care Program- Lawn Fertilization and Weed Control keeps your lawn consistently lush and green.
  • Soil Testing- Our technicians implement comprehensive soil testing to ensure that your lawn is healthy, literally from the ground up. As part of our holistic approach, we treat every aspect of your lawn.
  • Potassium Lawn Application- Our specialized potassium lawn application prepares your lawn for winter by enriching it with vital potassium. Michigan soil is deficient in potassium which grass needs to grow healthy.
  • Disease Control & Prevention- Through nitrogen fertilization, aeration, and other services, we make your yard less vulnerable to fungal diseases. Using fungicides, we quickly eliminate any lawn diseases that have infected your lawn.
  • Grub Control Treatment- We use enhanced insecticides to kill grubs quickly and effectively while causing as little damage as possible to your health, that of your family, or that of your pets.
  • Water Maximizer Treatment- We apply water maximizer to protect your grass from the summer heat and help it use water more efficiently.
  • Fall Over-Seeding- This prepares your lawn for Michigan’s harsh winters, spurring microbial activity that sets the stage for robust growth.
  • Fall Lawn Aeration- We remove plugs of soil so that diseases don’t spread so quickly and your plants have access to oxygen.
  • FREE Curatives-  Additionally to the services provided, our technicians will apply insecticide, fungicide, and grub control treatments as the need arises for FREE. After the initial treatment, we will come back if the problem persists.

Lush Lawn’s Commitment to Our Environment

Lush Lawn cares about your lawn, but we also understand that each yard is a small piece of our environment as a whole. As a company, we are ever mindful of the impact each of us makes. Lush Lawn is committed to maintaining and sustaining the health and growth of lawns in Southeast Michigan. We are also advocates for new growth as part of our promise to keep Michigan green. Lush Lawn adheres to all state and federal environmental regulations. We will not overtreat, nor will we undertreat. You can receive the best lawn care service possible, and breathe easy knowing that we treat lawns responsibly.

With the Xtender Lawn Service Program, your turf will have everything it needs to grow lush and beautiful.

Contact Lush Lawn today for a free estimate on the full cost and benefits of this and other lawn care options.

Fall Lawn Winterization Services

What is Fall Winterization?

Is your lawn ready for fall? Get ready with winterizer fertilizer treatment!

Fertilizing your lawn in early spring, when the weather begins to warm up is something that most homeowners are familiar with, as that is when the growing season begins for grass and other plants surrounding the property.  However, fertilizer is also a needed treatment for the fall, when the weather begins to cool, as applying that last round of lawn fertilizer will help protect and sustain the lawn once the cooler temperature arrives. These lawn fertilizer nutrients include nitrogen and potassium. By the moving of nutrients from the grass plant to the roots ensures that it will return and be ready for growing season once the weather and soil temperatures start to warm up.  In applying a fall winterizer fertilizer to your lawn, you are feeding the active roots and applied them enough food to sustain the winter.

Why does the lawn need Winterizer?

Properly applying winterizer to your lawn will ensure that your lawn comes back in the spring healthy and lush, as that final fertilizer treatment provides the necessary nutrients to the grassroots, especially once the snow falls and covers the top of the lawn.   Even though the lawn may appear to “die”, it is actually going into dormancy to protect itself from the cold winter months with minimal sunlight.

Type of grasses in Southeast Michigan

In Southeast Michigan, all lawns contain cool season grasses, such as fescues, bluegrasses, ryegrasses and bentgrasses.  Because of the cool season grasses, it is vital to have a fall winterizer applied before the temperature drops.  Cool season grasses grow differently than warm-season grasses as the majority of their nutrients are actually pulled in during the fall months to help balance out any stress they may have come under during the summer months, as well as prepare for the winter months.  This is why fall winterization and fertilizer is so important in our area.

When does Fall Fertilizer need to be Applied

Grand Blanc Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Burton, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Linden, Swartz Creek, Holly and more.

Rochester Hills Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Auburn Hills, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Detroit, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Hunting Woods, Keego Harbor, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Rochester, Royal Oak, Southfield, Troy

Brighton Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Ann Arbor, South Lyon, Canton, Northville, Plymouth, Livonia, Pinckney and more.

Saginaw Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Clio, Birch Run, Frankenmuth, Bay City, Midland and more.

Fall Lawn Restoration Services

Fall Lawn Care and Restoration

Looking for lawn restoration companies? With Fall is on its way, even if it is warm and sunny now, it won’t be long before temperatures begin to drop. Is your lawn ready? With fall just around the corner, now is the time to think about preparing your grass for the winter months. If your yard could use some attention, our professional lawn repair team can repair it before winter sets in. You can have a beautiful landscape next season!

Is Your Lawn Ready for Next Season?

Lawn restoration servicesLush Lawn is unique among lawn restoration companies in that it has created a Fall Lawn Care and Restoration program designed to build up your grass so it will come back stronger than ever next spring. Our lawn care program provides a comprehensive 7-step package that takes care of everything from fertilizing to aeration, winterizing, and much more.

Why is Lawn Winterizer Important?

In Southeast Michigan, all lawns contain cool-season grasses, such as fescues, bluegrasses, ryegrasses, and bentgrasses.  Because of the cool-season grasses, it is vital to have a fall winterizer applied before the temperature drops.  Cool-season grasses grow differently than warm-season grasses as the majority of their nutrients are actually pulled in during the fall months to help balance out any stress they may have come under during the summer months, as well as prepare for the winter months.  This is why fall winterization and fertilizer are so important in our area.

If your turf has a history of struggling to stay green or you are concerned with the health and appearance of your property, the Fall Restoration program is exactly what would help. Our lawn care experts have created a comprehensive multi-step program that is specifically designed to improve the health of your soil and grass now while prepping it to rebound faster and stronger the following season.

Knock out weeds even before they surface next season, aerate your turf for better distribution of fertilizer in your soil, and reinforce your grass with the important nutrients it needs to be green when the weather gets warm again.

Professional Lawn Restoration Companies

Lawn repair or lawn restoration heals your landscape if it has been affected by pests or disease, instead, strengthening its foundational roots. Our repair experts quickly diagnose problem areas on your lawn, create a plan of action, and then implement that plan for you. Whether you have patches that need to be filled in by planting an extra layer of grass seed or treated for deficiencies, we are ready to help.

What is Included in the Fall Lawn Restoration Program?

Lush Lawn takes lawn care seriously, which is why unlike other lawn restoration companies we have used our expertise to create a lawn restoration and winterizer program what will protect and nourish your grass through every season.


The Lush Lawn Fall Restoration package contains the following services:


Two applications of slow-release fertilizer – Lush Lawn’s fertilizer applications are specifically formulated to extend the life of your grass by slowly introducing the proper nutrients into the soil. This means that when fertilized, your grass won’t suffer from burns caused by too much fertilizer or have an uneven amount distributed.


Two applications of weed control – With Lush Lawn’s weed control services, you won’t have to worry about weeds popping up in the spring. Lush Lawn technicians use a pre-emergent treatment to prevent weeds from invading your turf. We also get rid of weeds that are already present.


Aeration – Get more out of your grass with the lawn aeration service provided by Lush Lawn. Aeration reduces soil compaction and allows for vital nutrients and applications to reach grass roots. Aeration makes your lawn stronger and greener. While we recommend using an aerator, we don’t recommend removing mulch or thatch, instead, leave a thin layer over your lawn.


Overseeding – Replenish your turf by laying down more seeds. As part of lawn restoration, overseeding is necessary to add new growth or to fill in patches.


Potassium application (for healthy roots) – As part of our special Fall Restoration Program, an application of potassium is applied to strengthen roots. Even while dormant, your lawn will be prepared for the next growing season thanks to healthy roots.


Winterizer application – This treatment prepares your lawn for the coming cold weather by supplying specific nutrients that sustain dormant grasses through winter. Get a head start on next spring with this application.


We will also include a FREE soil test to check the pH balance of your lawn to ensure that it is receiving the proper nutrients, such as nitrogen.

Is Your Lawn Ready for Next Season?

Get ahead of next season by taking advantage of the Fall Restoration package from the experts at Lush Lawn. We will provide everything your grass needs to be healthy and green, all you need is a quick phone call and a FREE estimate! Contact our team and get started today.

Lawn Diagnosis Services

Do You Know If Your Lawn is Healthy?

Our field lawn technicians are trained and certified to evaluate and diagnose your lawn’s health.

There are several components that make up the overall health of your lawn. Below is our lawn care diagnosis checklist of what our trained technicians look for when evaluating your lawn.

Lawn Diseases

Turf Conditions

  • Dry/Needs Water
  • Acid Soil (Moss)
  • Poor Drainage
  • Compacted Soil
  • Thick Thatch
  • Heavy Shade
  • Thin Lawn
  • Bare Spots
  • Newly Seeded
  • Watering Issue

Cutting Issues

  • Too Short
  • Too Long
  • Not Often Enough
  • Dull Blade

Turf Damage

  • Animal Digging
  • Urine Burn
  • Heavy Foot Traffic
  • Lawn Construction
  • Past Damage


Please contact your closest local branch to have a technician evaluate and diagnose your lawn’s health.

Grand Blanc Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Burton, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Linden, Swartz Creek, Holly and more.

Rochester Hills Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Auburn Hills, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Detroit, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Hunting Woods, Keego Harbor, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Rochester, Royal Oak, Southfield, Troy

Brighton Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Ann Arbor, South Lyon, Canton, Northville, Plymouth, Livonia, Pinckney and more.

Saginaw Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Clio, Birch Run, Frankenmuth, Bay City, Midland and more.

Soil Treatment Services

The makeup and nutritional balance of your soil can either propel your lawn to excellence or prevent it from reaching its full potential.

With Lush Lawn’s Soil Treatment Program we are dedicated to making sure that your soil is balanced and fertile through a series of lawn conditioning applications tailored to your soil. We know that each and every lawn is different and that’s why each and every soil treatment program starts with a firm scientific foundation; soil testing. Once we’ve tested the soil on your property we will be able to determine which of our soil treatment programs is best suited to the lawn care needs of your property.


Soil Treatment Programs:

Soil Sweetener Program

The Soil Sweetener program is designed to increase the PH level of your soil, balancing it up into a more fertile range. This sweetening of the lawn makes it a more healthy place for grass to grow. The sweetening aspect of the program are rounded out with other applications designed to improve the structure of your soil and to add vital micro-nutrients.


Soil Fertility Program

The Soil Fertility program is designed specifically for increasing specific nutrient levels in soils that are far below adequate levels. Certain nutrient deficiencies can negatively effect your lawn and prevent it from reaching its full health and potential. Along with the increase in vital nutrients, this program also includes applications that improve the structure of your soil and to add vital micro-nutrients.


Soil Balancer Program

The Soil Balancer program is designed to decrease the PH level of your soil, balancing it down into a more fertile range. This reduction of PH makes the lawn a more healthy place for grass to grow. The PH reducing aspect of the program are rounded out with other applications designed to improve the structure of your soil and to add vital micro-nutrients.

Please contact your closest local branch for all soil treatment program needs:

Grand Blanc Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Burton, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Linden, Swartz Creek, Holly and more.

Rochester Hills Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Auburn Hills, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Detroit, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Hunting Woods, Keego Harbor, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Rochester, Royal Oak, Southfield, Troy

Brighton Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Ann Arbor, South Lyon, Canton, Northville, Plymouth, Livonia, Pinckney and more.

Saginaw Lawn Service and the surrounding areas: Clio, Birch Run, Frankenmuth, Bay City, Midland and more.

Core Aeration Service

Lawns come with a basic set of needs: air, water, nutrients, sunlight and room to grow. When soil becomes compacted — typically a product of pressure from foot traffic or heavy machines — lawns fail to get these needs met. Compacted soil has a reduced pore space, which prevents oxygen, moisture and fertilizer from reaching the grass roots and limits their area to expand.

Core aeration services from Lush Lawn are designed to counteract soil compaction and the issues that come with it. Not only will you improve the health of your lawn in the present, but you’ll be well on your way to a better looking lawn in the future.

What Is Core Aeration?

Core aeration is a type of lawn aeration that uses a plug aerator to remove plugs of soil, creating holes in compacted soil. These small holes help the soil breathe and create routes through which nutrients can enter the soil and penetrate through to grass roots. The plugs that were removed stay on top of your lawn where they break down and return nutrients back to the soil.

Core aeration is one of the most popular types of lawn aeration, and for good reason. As the name suggests, plug aerators used for core aeration mechanically remove plugs from the soil — creating true breathing room for the soil and the grass. Spike aeration, on the other hand, uses a machine with solid tines to poke holes into the soil, creating gaps that are likely to be covered quickly once again.

How We Approach Lawn Aeration

At Lush Lawn, our core aeration service helps lawns stay lush and healthy year-round. Using state-of-the-art equipment to ensure optimal results, we give lawns the room they need to absorb nutrients — all while eliminating areas of standing water that can lead to lawn diseases. We recommend at least one core aeration service in the spring or fall, and even better if you’re able to aerate twice per season.

Please note that we do not thatch or power rake lawns. A small layer of thatch actually helps grass store nutrients, while its breakdown invites microbial activity into soil that ultimately helps nutrients circulate through the ground. Plugging your turf with an aerator reduces the amount of thatch, but doesn’t fully remove it — a much healthier process for your lawn in the long run.

With the goal of improving the health of your soil, we recommend pairing our core aeration service with our soil treatment programs. Based on your soil test results, we’ll help you find the optimal program to improve your soil structure and provide plants with the nutrients they need.

In combination with our fall aeration service, we also offer overseeding as well. Applying lawn seed after aeration improves the contact that seed has with the soil, and thus results in a better germination rate. Beyond thickening your lawn, overseeding can help even out the appearance of your lawn over time as well minimize or get rid of weeds and undesirable grasses.

The Benefits of Our Lawn Aeration Services

When you invest in our core aeration service, you can expect to:

  • Give your grass roots better access to air, water and other nutrients that fuel growth
  • Manage layers of thatch on your lawn so as to reduce potential pest or disease issues
  • Improve soil drainage to avoid ponding of water around homes and stormwater runoff
  • Better prepare grass for the stress of summer droughts and freezing winter temperatures

Interested in Our Core Aeration Service? Contact Your Closest Lush Lawn Branch for More Information.