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Lawn Aeration

Boost your lawn's health with our professional aeration service. By creating small holes in the soil, we enhance air, water, and nutrient flow to the roots, resulting in lush, resilient grass. Say goodbye to compacted soil and hello to a vibrant lawn


Why does my lawn need aeration?

  • Compacted Western Pennsylvania clay soils impede the movement of air, water and nutrients to the grass roots.

  • Roots require oxygen to grow and to absorb nutrients and water.

  • When compacted, soil contributes to the accumulation of thatch because restricted oxygen levels impair the activity of earthworms and other thatch-decomposing organisms.

  • Thatch accumulates faster on compacted soils and heavy clay soils than on well aerified soils.

  • When thatch depth exceeds 1/2” it becomes a problem, reducing water movement and encouraging shallow, weak root systems. Thick thatch also can become a home for insects and disease.

  • Many people complain about moss growing in their lawns in Canonsburg. Lawns that drain poorly due to soil compaction are displaying a “Moss Welcome” sign.


How does Lawn Aeration work?

  • Lawn aeration involves the removal of small soil plugs or cores out of the lawn.

  • Known as a core aerator, the machine extracts 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter cores of soil and deposits them on your lawn.

  • Aeration holes are typically 1-3 inches deep and 2-6 inches apart.

  • Lawn aeration is a recommended yearly lawn care practice to control thatch buildup, especially on compacted, heavily used turf.

How will your lawn benefit from Aeration?

  • Compacted soil will be loosened, increasing the availability of water and nutrients.

  • Oxygen levels in the soil will be enhanced, stimulating root growth and enhancing the activity of thatch-decomposing organisms.

  • Your lawn’s drought tolerance and overall health will be improved.

  • Your turf will produce new shoots and roots that “fill up” the holes from lawn aeration, increasing its density.


It’s never too soon (or too late) to start improving the health and appearance of your lawn. At Ski's Landscaping, we professionally core aerate your lawn in Canonsburg-PA using the most advanced equipment and best-qualified personnel.

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