Professional Lawn Aeration Services

Is your lawn performing poorly despite all your efforts to fertilize and water it? You may need to consider aerating your lawn in order for it to reach its full potential. Contact us at (937) 839-5296 to schedule a free assessment today. The professionals at Lawn Plus LLC are highly knowledgeable about lawn care in Dayton and the surrounding areas. We can quickly determine if your yard would benefit from an aeration or seeding and renovation.

The Benefits of Aerating Your Lawn

While consistent watering and fertilization are important for sustaining a healthy lawn, grass also needs plenty of air pockets in order to breathe and absorb water and nutrients. Over time, regular traffic, play, and sports activities can cause soil compaction, limiting the amount of water, air, and nutrients that reach the grass roots. In the core aeration process, our machine removes soil cores to reduce compaction so that oxygen, water, and fertilizer can more easily penetrate the soil.

Aerating improves your lawn’s ability to grow thick and healthy in the following four ways:


Earthworms and other microorganisms that decompose thatch have more room to live.


Root systems can grow deeper, enhancing their tolerance to cold winters and summer droughts.


Fertilizer and oxygen can infiltrate the soil and circulate to the grass roots.


Opening up the soil keeps rainwater from running off, allowing for better drainage and increasing your lawn’s water-holding capacity.

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The Best Times to Aerate

It’s ideal to aerate lawns every fall or spring when there is enough moisture in the soil to pull cores. We also understand that not all lawns in the Miami Valley area are the same. For some yards, it may be beneficial to plant additional grass seed on your existing lawn after the aeration process — if it shows signs of deterioration or if your grass is a variety that is more susceptible to disease, insects, or drought. Seeding and aerating together allows the newly sown seeds to take advantage of the open pockets in the soil.

Liquid Aeration vs. Mechanical Aeration

Lawn Plus is now offering Liquid Aeration as an alternative to Mechanical Core Aerations. The most common question we receive is what’s the difference and is one better than the other? Each provide similar benefits. Mechanical provides quicker results by physically puncturing the soil. Those holes fill relatively quickly as the soil settles. Liquid aeration provides a slightly slower process but still penetrates and contributes to the health of the soil, providing long term results!

Who Should Continue With or Choose Mechanical Aeration?

      • Any lawn who experiences high traffic with kids, dogs, or outdoor activities.

      • Lawns that experience poor drainage after rains.

      • Customers who would like to seed or always seed after an aeration.

      • Agronomy standpoint, a yard that has heavy compaction due to clay soil.

      • Lawns that are thin and have bare areas.

Who Should Choose Liquid Aeration?

        • Can be applied any time during the growing season.

        • Anyone who has an irrigation system, invisible dog fence or shallow utilities.

        • Thick lawns and doesn’t experience high traffic on lawns.

        • Customers who do not like the mess of the plugs of soil leftover from mechanical.

        • Customers who wants a spring aeration after Crabgrass application service.

        • Customers with tree root issues and shaded lawns.

Expert Lawn Aeration

Be the envy of your neighbors with our proven lawn care programs. We have a system in place to give you your best lawn:

  • Maintenance Program. This program includes our basic five applications of fertilizer and broadleaf control (weather permitting).
  • Premium Program. Includes our maintenance program, plus we add grub preventative.
  • Premium Plus Program. Includes our maintenance program, plus grub preventative or summer application and spring or fall aeration services.

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Core Aeration & More

Give your grass an added boost with lawn aeration from Lawn Plus. Contact us at (937) 839-5296 or read our frequently asked questions section. Make sure to also check out the local organizations we proudly give back to. We provide expert aeration, land clearing, tree and shrub health recommendations, and excavation services for homeowners in Miami Valley. Located in West Alexandria, we serve Dayton and nearby areas including Eaton, Kettering, Huber Heights, and Centerville, and areas further south including Cincinnati, Fairfield, Liberty Township, and Springboro.

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*For new customers only and those who do not already have aeration services scheduled.