Why You Should Aerate Your Lawn

Aerating gives weed & feed treatments more bang for your buck! Weed & feed absorption, less watering, less puddle after rainfall, drought resistance, a thicker more beautiful  lawn, traffic compaction, thatch reduction…

University studies done by PhDs in Turf Management have shown for decades that aerating is even more beneficial for your lawn than Weed & Feed.

The soil in your lawn becomes compacted by walking on it while children play, during Bar-B-Qs, mowing and even snow compacts soil. Every lawn should to be aerated yearly.

Aerating will help your lawn become healthier and look better with less watering.

  1. Core aeration loosens up compacted soil, letting fertilizer, herbicides, water and air get down to the roots.
    • Some herbicides work by being absorbed through the roots.
    • Many diseases are caused by a lack of nutrients because fertilizer is not being absorbed into hard soil.
    • Many weeds thrive in compacted soil that stunts the growth of grass.
  1. Aeration Stimulates vigorous root growth by “pruning” the grass roots. This will thicken up your lawn, and increase tolerance to heat and drought.
    • A thick lawn looks nicer and chokes out weeds because there is less room for them to grow.
  1. Reduces puddles in your yard after rainfall. This lets water get to the roots of your lawn, trees and other plants.
  1. The removed plugs deposit valuable microorganisms on the surface which breaks down thatch. An organic layer of thatch from grass shoots, stems, and roots develops between the green vegetation and the soil surface. Thatch builds up and creates a barrier that keeps fertilizer, herbicides, water and air from reaching the roots.
  1. Over seeding after aerating increases seed germination rates by loosening the soil. Over seeding helps thicken up your lawn more than just aerating alone. It’s also a good time to apply winterizing fertilizer to your lawn’s roots.

We use a Punch Core Aerator pulls out deeper plugs than standard rotary aerators that tear up your lawn with their tilling motion. Tine aerating does nothing for your lawn because it doesn’t pull out plugs at all! We also use a hand aerator on hills and in tight spots where the aerator cannot get to. Most other companies don’t even own a hand aerator.

After few mowings and some rain the plugs will be broken up and distributed over the lawn.

Fall is the best time to aerate but it can be also be done in spring. It should be done at least once per year. We do all of our fall aerations in a 5-7 day period usually between Sept 12th & Oct 5th. So call now! 414-238-4316

To Whom It May Concern: Integrated has been taking care of my lawn and landscaping for 14 years. On both sides on my yard you can clearly see the property line by the contrast between my neighbor’s disastrous grass and my picture perfect lawn. There team is always friendly, polite and nothing but smiles.

Marilyn Hanke

I am 84 and could not have continued living in my home of 52 years without their help. Yard work and other chore just became too much. Rik and his guys are always on time and they clean up so nicely.

Rita Garcia

What a difference 2 days makes! They came in and ripped out my old bushes and plants. After putting in new plants and applying weed and feed to my lawn every month, my backyard now looks like a TV commercial.

Jack Liebner

They started working for my mom and when I saw how great her lawn started looking, so I got their number. They took care of my Crabgrass, Creeping Charlie and Wild Violet. I tried it killing it for years.

Tom Jacobson

He walked around my yard with me, listed to my problems and then offered me several choices. They worked with me, doing the jobs one at a time over the season so I could afford to do everything I wanted.

Mr. & Mrs. Jakubovich

Rik, the owner, talked me out of spending a lot of money on a job that I would have had to spend hours working to keep up every weekend. They did something much more manageable for less than half the cost.

Abby Kazmierski

They did my yard while I was at work. When I came home my jaw dropped. It was beautiful. I couldn’t stop staring at it. Thanks guys.

Leon Washington

My name is Shawn Kim. I used to think of landscapers as being any guy with a pickup truck full of shovels and rakes. When I have questions, he will explain EVERTHING to me. Often telling me about studies done by universities and the Department of Agriculture. Now they work on my property about once a month. Two of my neighbors now use them.

Shawn Kim

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