Lawn Aeration & Dethatching Services

An established lawn generally has some thatch buildup. Pieces of stems, roots, rhizomes, stolons, and debris are slow to decay because they have high cellulose content and therefore build up in a layer between the grass blades and the soil surface. This makes it difficult for water to penetrate the soil surface and reach the roots, causing patches of dead grass or thin areas. 

Besides just watering and mowing your lawn, there are two other services which will keep your lawn healthy. Core Aeration and Dethatching are two preventive/rehabilitative services Ryan's Lawn Care & Landscaping Inc. offers. 


Aeration is a seasonal service and is usually done during the fall season when temperatures are cooler.  Aerating your lawn during the fall will help you take advantage of these conditions and strengthen your lawn for the spring.

We strongly recommend aeration for all lawns once each year.   Aeration reduces compaction, which means that the soil is smashed tightly together, making it difficult for water, air, nutrients, and your grass’ roots to get down into the dirt.

Aeration loosens the soil and allows air, water, nutrients, and your grass’ roots to penetrate more easily.  Aeration will allow your watering to work better because it will soak into your lawn more easily.  (If you notice that water always runs off your lawn when you’re watering, you really need to aerate to save on your water bill!)


If your lawn has not been maintained, or your lawn has severe thatch buildup, dethatching is the best way to rehabilitate your lawn.  Dethatching will remove the buildup of thatch and allow nutrients to once again reach the root system.  Dethaching will also prevent the buildup of dangerous fungi and allow diseases to spread in your lawn.

Our dethatching services are performed in the early spring.  Dethatching is only a service we recommend on a case-by-case basis, and is not performed on a continual, seasonal basis.  It is strictly a lawn rehabilitation measure we offer.

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