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Yardmasters, Inc. Since 1990
"A Professional Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance Service"
serving Northwest Houston, Spring, Tomball, and Cypress Texas
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The cost of aeration is $125.00 + tax (corner lots, oversized lots extra). If you have a sprinkler system, you must mark any sprinkler heads that are in your grass. Aeration is most effective when combined with fertilizing your lawn and proper watering.
Zip codes serviced are: 77041, 77095, 77070, 77064, 77065, 77429, 77433, 77375, 77377, 77379 (although not all areas included in the above zip codes fall within our service area)
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Lawn Aeration by Yardmasters, Inc.
The Answer to a more Healthy, Beautiful Lawn

Core Aeration

Aeration can save up to 50% of your watering bill.

Professional lawn aeration is an important part of good lawn care.  It can help you achieve a beautiful, attractive lawn that's the showplace of the neighborhood.  Aeration can really benefit you as well as your lawn.  

What is Aeration?
Aeration is the removal of small cores of soil to allow air, moisture and fertilizer down to the root zone, helping your lawn to breath.  The removal of these small cores in a lawn also helps prevent rain water run-off by allowing moisture to reach the root zone of your grass.  

How is Aeration Done?
Our specially designed aeration equipment consists of a series of hollow coring tines mounted on wheels.  When these tines are rolled over your lawn, they puncture the soil systematically removing small "plugs".  The equipment is compact and can be easily used in a confined area.  

How does Aeration Help Your Lawn?
The controlled removal of the small soil cores has many benefits.  It allows fertilizer, water and air to quickly reach the root zone of your grass.  This creates healthy roots and thicker, more beautiful lawns.  Additionally, core removal helps reduce soil compaction, generally a problem in newer subdivisions.  Aeration also helps retard thatch build-up by increasing micro-organism activity, allowing thatch to decompose naturally.  Aeration also saves watering because run-off is reduced, allowing moisture to get into the soil faster and deeper.  

When Yardmasters Inc. recommends Aeration:

1.  If your soil is diagnosed as "compacted".  Solution is Aeration.  

2.  If your lawn has developed a thatch problem, or is developing a thatch problem.  Solution is Aeration.  

3.  If you have "hard clay" soil or compacted lawn areas due to heavy traffic paths.  Solution is Aeration.

4.  If your lawn has not been aerated for at least one year, and the grass is losing its "bounce".  Solution is Aeration.

Aeration for Soil Compaction

Insects, diseases, improper watering and lack of fertilizer are often blamed for a lawn's decline when the real culprit is soil compaction.  Lawn aeration is the only method to alleviate soil compaction, giving the root systems the adequate amount of air, water, and fertilizer to create a healthy and plush green lawn. 

Soil compaction
Compacted soil has a higher density per square foot.  A test for compacted soil can be made by feeling the resistance against a screw driver inserted vertically into the soil.  Check high traffic areas against other areas in several places.  If the screw driver offers considerable resistance in some spots, you can pretty well assume the soil is compacted.  Turf grass in compacted soil grows slowly, lacks vigor and becomes thin, weakened, or does not grow at all.  Core aeration removes small cores (see picture) of soil, depositing them on the surface of the turf.  This improves the depth and extent of turf grass rooting, and it can help save money on your water bill. 

Lawn aeration by mechanically removing soil plugs is the best and most efficient way to combat soil compaction and serious attacks of thatch.  It relieves the stress on the grass and improves the ability of the roots to grow deeper into the soil and expand.  The mechanical removal of soil plugs is generally recognized as the best way to improve air and gas exchange, along with water and fertilizer intake. 



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