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Lawn Aeration services in Calgary

In Calgary, there are many factors to maintaining a beautiful and healthy lawn. One of the most beneficial and natural services available is aeration, it is an important part of routine maintenance for a healthier and full lawn.

When is the best time to aerate

Aerating is most commonly performed in the spring and fall seasons, both seasons being hugely beneficial to your lawns health. Aerating in the fall, between mid to the end of august to the end of October is the ideal time, it helps enhance the roots growth and improves spring green up. Spring aeration can be done when the frost is out of the ground and the growing season has started.

Why aeration and over-seeding are needed in the fall

Aerating and fall seeding go hand and hand, both being necessary to establish a healthy lawn. September through the middle of October is the perfect time to over-seed and aerate, with the cool nights, warm days and moisture in the ground creates the ideal growing conditions for the new seeds.

If your lawn is looking thin or has brown patches through-out your turf areas, we recommend getting in touch with us to set up an appointment for this service.

What is aerating

Aerating is a lawn service that involves perforating small holes in the soil approx 3 inches deep. Small plugs are taken and deposited on top of the turf. This allows nutrients, air and water to get to the grass roots.

Core aeration is one of the key ingredients to maintaining a healthy lawn. Compacted soil prevents the grass from establishing a strong and healthy root system. Overtime, your lawn can become compacted due to walking traffic, heavy rains, pets, children playing, snow and ice buildup.

Why choose project landscape for your lawn aeration services

Most lawn care companies in Calgary, Okotoks, Chestermere and surrounding areas offer lawn aeration. There are even a few companies through-out Calgary that only offer this service. They either contract the work out, not knowing who or what training they have, go door to door pushing an aerator throughout Calgary neighbor hoods with little or no training or offer the service at a highly discounted rate, this in turn meaning they are taking half measures when preforming the service.

Our lawn aeration services are designed with your need in mind. Every service we offer we will let you know what your lawn needs, simply running an aerator over your property without giving you any advice on your next step and waiting to hear from you next year, isn’t doing anything to benefit your lawn or you.

Your lawn is so much more then you just see on the surface. We take the time to get your lawn back to its natural state, green and healthy. Saving you money in the long run. Every residential property we serve, we offer double pass aeration, not just going over your lawn once, but twice. We specialize in restoring and repairing lawns.

The benefits of core aeration

Core aeration has many beneficial affects to your lawn through these means:

  • Enhanced thatch break down
  • Reduced soil compaction
  • Improves air exchange between the soil and atmosphere
  • Reduced water runoff and puddling
  • Improves fertilizer uptake
  • Creates a stronger root system for your turf

Aeration tips

  • It’s recommended to water your lawn the day/night before, this will soften the spoil and get the maximum depth on the plugs.
  • Sprinkler heads can be easily damaged. Be sure to mark them out or let your service provider know, so they are aware.
  • Double pass aeration is beneficial for your entire turf area, especially high traffic areas.
  • After aerating, continue with your basic lawn care program, such as watering, mowing and proper fertilize applications.


Lawn seeding service for Calgary, Okotoks, Chestermere and surrounding areas

If you want to know why golf courses always seem to keep their lawns green, thick, and healthy, part of the reason is due to the practice of overseeding. Did you know that compacted soil is one of the top reasons many Calgary lawn care efforts fall short of success.

What is over-seeding

Overseeding is applying grass seed over an existing lawn. It’s an important part of growing a healthy, lush lawn.

When is the best time to overseed your lawn.

The best time to overseed your lawn is late summer or early fall. With temperatures favorable at these times its perfect for overseeding. The combination of warm days and cool nights with adequate moisture in the ground is ideal for optimum seed germination.

Another additional benefit to overseeding in the fall months, is that weeds slow to germinate at this time, giving your seeds a better chance to survive.

Spring over-seeding

Overseeding in the spring comes with a risk with all the factors working against your lawn. Weather-related problems such as heavy spring rain, snow or unexpected high temperatures can affect the process. Another reason to think twice about overseeding in the spring is that it’s the right timing for the weeds to start growing and this can create an issue for your new seeds.

Aeration and overseeding Combo

This is the perfect combination to maintain a healthy and vibrate lawn. This allows the seeds to settle in the soil holes created by the aeration.

Over-seeding in Calgary offers several key benefits  to maintain a healthy lush lawn, which include.

  • Reduces erosion 
  • Improves turf appearance
  • Reduces the risk of insects / disease
  • Increases thickness of your turf
  • Fills in bare spots
  • Enhances the color of your lawn
  • Helps your lawn respond better to fertilizers
  • Improves the overall health of your lawn
  • provides curb-appeal and maintains your property value

A few correctable problems from overseeding

  • Poor soil conditions
  • Improper drainage
  • Soil compaction
  • Excess thatch
  • Poor air circulation
  • General neglect
  • Thinning areas
  • Reduces weeds

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