Core Aeration in Urbandale, West Des Moines, & Waukee, IA | Ultimate Lawn Services

Core Aeration in Urbandale, West Des Moines, Waukee, IA & Surrounding Cities

Give your lawn improved access to nutrients with our core aeration service.

Over time, the soil in your lawn settles and becomes compacted. When that happens, the pores of your soil become smaller. This means there is less room for nutrients to reach the root system of your grass and the grass's roots have a harder time growing out into the soil. Our core aeration service restores that critical path to the roots of your grass so your lawn has improved access to all the vital nutrients it craves. We offer our core aeration service two times throughout the year and recommend scheduling this service at least once a year. We'll come out to your property with our core aeration machine and treat your entire yard during our core aeration process. We recommend pairing our core aeration service with our overseeding service to help your lawn grow a thick, lush turf. We offer our core aeration service to residential, commercial, and HOA property owners in Urbandale, West Des Moines, Waukee, and surrounding areas of Iowa. Give us a call at (515) 371-0896 and schedule our core aeration service for your property today!


When can you schedule our core aeration service?

Core aeration can either be done in the spring or in the fall when the summer heat subsides. Most typically, our clients choose to schedule this service in August or September as these months provide the perfect conditions for your lawn to withstand the stress of the process and recover stronger than ever. We recommend that you schedule this service annually to ensure that the roots of your grass always have access to the nutrients that they need.


Our Core Aeration Process

Aerator machine with core plugs outputted onto lawn in Ankeny, IA.

When we come out to your property to perform our core aeration service, we will follow a thorough process to ensure the best results. We will carefully run our aerator over the entire surface of your lawn. This machine will pull small cores of soil from your lawn, providing pathways for nutrients, water, air, and sunlight to reach the roots of your grass. These cores of soil can remain on your lawn, and as they decompose, will return additional nutrients back to your soil.

A single pass over your lawn is our standard service. But we can treat it to a second pass for even more aeration!


Combine core aeration with overseeding for even more benefits!

We recommend pairing our overseeding service with our core aeration service. When we overseed directly after your lawn has been aerated, the new grass seeds will fall into these holes, allowing for excellent seed to soil contact. This means that your new grass seeds will have a much better chance of germinating and turning into healthy, lush grass. While we offer our overseeding service independently, we highly recommend that you schedule it after aeration for best results. When overseeding your lawn, we will use a mix of Kentucky bluegrass, rye, and fescue seeds.

Our blend of seeds is determined by how much shade or sun your lawn gets as well as the condition of the soil.


Give us a call today to schedule our core aeration service.

Green luscious grass after aeration process was serviced in Urbandale, IA.

We offer our core aeration service to residential, commercial, and HOA property owners in Urbandale, West Des Moines, Waukee, and throughout the surrounding areas of Iowa. We've been keeping lawns beautiful since 2005 and we look forward to serving you and your property soon! Give us a call at (515) 371-0896 to schedule our core aeration service today!