Mechanical Core Aeration and Dethatching Services for Residential and Commercial Properties in West Chester, Kennett Square, West Grove, PA & Nearby Communities

Strengthen the Health of Your Lawn by Performing Aeration and Dethatching Services Every Year

If your lawn seems to be losing its sheen or you’re noticing more worn, discolored patches, rejuvenate it with our mechanical core aeration and dethatching services!

The core aeration process involves puncturing multiple 1/2" holes into the lawn soil either manually or with an aeration machine. This specialized tool pulls small plugs of dirt and thatch out of the ground so more nutrients and air can reach the soil and help support strong grass growth.

Dethatching removes the layer of dead stems, leaves, and roots that accumulate over time between the growing grass and soil. While thatch can increase the resilience of the turf, too much can expose your lawn to stress, drought, and insects.

We provide our core aeration and dethatching services for properties located in West Chester, Kennett Square, Lincoln University, and other communities in Southeast Pennsylvania.

How Do Aeration and Dethatching Help Improve the Appearance and Health of Your Lawn?

Our grass sees a lot of foot and machine traffic. When this happens, the soil underneath becomes more compacted and increases the amount of thatch buildup. Soil compaction makes it harder for water, oxygen, and other nutrients to pass through to the lawn's root system and supplement new growth. Core aeration loosens up the dirt, while dethatching removes excessive thatch. These combined services will:

  • Improve airflow and water uptake
  • Reduce soil compaction and thatch buildup
  • Help lawn roots establish deeper in the soil
  • Increase nutrient absorption

When Do We Recommend Aeration and Dethatching Services for Your Lawn?

In our part of the country, aeration and dethatching are most beneficial for lawns when completed in the fall. Although people can perform these services in the spring, the turf in Pennsylvania isn't that strong because it's still recovering from the winter season.

Many lawns in our area consist of cool-season grasses. When you combine core aeration and dethatching with overseeding and apply a slow-release fertilizer, this becomes the perfect lawn care trifecta for helping your grass survive the freezing temperatures and prepare for new growth in the spring!

Our fall aeration and dethatching season starts the 3rd week of August and finishes near the end of October!

Why Should You Pair Lawn Aeration and Dethatching with an Overseeding Service?

Overseeding helps replenish and thicken your lawn by spreading grass seeds across the existing growth, especially in bare or thinning areas of the yard. Pairing this with aeration and dethatching will help the overseeding service make a stronger impact on your lawn since the newly formed holes and dethatched areas will allow the seeds to come in direct contact with the soil. Having these grass seeds establish deep into the ground will:

  • Increase the germination rate
  • Strengthen the lawn's root system
  • Supply them with more nutrients
  • Limit the potential for weed growth

Is There Any Lawn Aftercare That Must Be Done Once the Yard Is Aerated and Dethatched?

Since most of our clients prefer to have core aeration, dethatching, and overseeding performed at the same time, there will be some aftercare involved to ensure your new seeds germinate well.

There will be some soil plugs left behind from the aeration machine, but these do not need to be raked up. These easily break apart within the first few weeks and can be absorbed back into the soil.

Keeping your lawn well-watered and moist is the most important step to follow after your lawn has been aerated, dethatched, and seeded. Your grass should be watered for a few minutes every day for the first two weeks unless it happens to rain. You'll want the top inch of soil to be wet, but not soaked. Once new growth begins to sprout up, lawns need to be watered deeper but less frequently.

Help Your Lawn Soil Breathe Again with Yearly Aeration and Dethatching Services!

Improve the quality and health of your grass by scheduling yearly aeration and dethatching services with our lawn care crew! Our company services residential and commercial buildings in West Chester, Kennett Square, Lincoln University, and other nearby cities. Drop us a call at (610) 345-9000 to get started!