A person using a machine to aerate a lush green lawn, creating small holes in the soil to promote healthy grass growth.
A person using a machine to aerate a lush green lawn, creating small holes in the soil to promote healthy grass growth.

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Great job, friendly, hard worker, reliable.

Aerate lawn


Did a good job. Nice bloke - friendly and chatty. Would get him back again for sure.

Aerate/de-compact lawn with coring machine


Steve was great and very professional. Turned up on time and was happy to offer advise regarding looking after the yard going forward.

I need lawn aeration


Professional, efficient and friendly service, would definitely recommend!

Lawn aeration


Gr8 job, thanks again

I need lawn aeration and dethatching


Thanks mate great job

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Why book a lawn aeration service through Airtasker?

A lawn aeration service is convenient when you don’t have the time, tools, or equipment for DIY lawn aeration. You can quickly find local lawn aeration services the minute you discover your grass isn’t green enough and the thatch is too thick!

All you have to do is post a task on Airtasker with all the crucial details. List your location, the type of grass you have, your budget, and how soon you need the job done. Soon enough, you can get free quotes from rated and reviewed lawn aeration specialists near you. Take the time to view each Tasker’s ratings and reviews to help you choose the expert who fits your needs best.

Once you’ve hired a Tasker, they can come right over and aerate your lawn. This is a much better strategy than doing all that lawn work under the hot sun yourself. Find a trusted lawn aeration service within your budget ASAP. Select the pink ‘Post a task’ button now to start finding lawn care aeration services in your area.

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Top Lawn Aeration related questions

The best time for lawn aeration depends on factors like the current season and the type of grass you have. Cool-season grasses like Kentucky bluegrass, rye, and fescue are best aerated from August to October. Aerate warm-season grasses like Zoysia, Bermuda, and St. Augustine from April to June. Other times to consider lawn aeration is when the thatch layer is more than half an inch, if your lawn was recently constructed, and if it’s had a lot of foot traffic.  

Apart from the seasons that affect your grass (usually fall and spring), watch out for several signs that your lawn needs aeration. These signs include thinning grass, discolored patches or areas on your lawn, and puddle formation. Another sign is when a lawn dries up too quickly after rainfall or watering. These signs, especially a quick-drying lawn, tell you that the soil is too compact and needs aeration.

Yes, but lawn aeration may take a lot of time, tools, and patience. While lawn aeration is an easy task for small lawns, aerating a vast, sprawling lawn is a different story! That takes a lot of work and expense—from renting a powered core aerator, going over the entire lawn on the same day, then covering the holes with fertilizer. Hiring a trusted Tasker can save you all this trouble and ensure your lawn is aerated properly.  

Your lawn must be clutter-free before the lawn aeration process. If you have any lawn furniture, put these away and store them in your garage or shed for the time being. Clear out your lawn of any fallen leaves, twigs, or other debris. Before booking a local service to aerate your lawn, it’s recommended to mow the lawn. 

Lawn aeration with a rolling aerator can take about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Before lawn aeration, your lawn may need watering for one to two days to have the right amount of moisture. The right amount of watering depends on the degree of soil compaction, moisture, and soil quality. As an industry standard, the lawn aeration process must be completed within the same day for best results. 

You usually don’t have to provide any tools or equipment when hiring a lawn aeration service in your area. Your hired Taskers should have all the necessary tools and equipment to do the service. However, you can and should provide access to your sprinkler system or garden hose to water your lawn and prep it for aeration.   

What do lawn aeration services include?

Lawn aeration services include all the necessary tasks to improve air and water circulation. These tasks can involve removing thatch buildup and loosening compacted soil. Some Taskers can do a partial clean-up or lawn clearing before the actual aeration process. As aeration is part of lawn care, other tasks can include mowing the lawn before aeration and composting afterward.


Lawn assessment

Your hired Tasker can inspect your lawn and determine its moisture levels. Knowing how moist or dry your lawn is can help your Tasker decide if extra watering is necessary. They can also measure the lawn and determine which tools are appropriate for the job. Your Tasker can use a manual aerator for smaller lawns or a powered aerator for large ones.    


Lawn preparation

Some Taskers can mow your lawn beforehand, but this can cost extra. If your lawn covers a large area and the grass is seriously overgrown, you may hire a separate lawn mowing service for this preparation step. 


Your Tasker can also water your lawn for one to two days when appropriate, depending on the degree of soil compaction. They can water your lawn until it absorbs the equivalent of an inch of rainfall. This process can make the soil moist enough, so it’s easier for the aerator to penetrate and pull out soil plugs. Your Tasker can also place flags to mark irrigation heads or other objects to avoid while using the aerator.


Lawn aeration

When your lawn is ready, your Tasker can proceed with the lawn aeration process. In some cases, the Tasker can take a whole day to work on the entire lawn for the best and consistent results. The specialist may move the aerator following a pattern that covers the whole lawn once. However, it’s not uncommon to go over sparse spots twice. After your Tasker has covered the entire lawn, they will leave the soil cores and move on to the next step.


Fertilizing the lawn

The Tasker may recommend either raking the soil cores and dumping them into a compost pile or leaving them to decompose and supply additional nutrients to your grass. Your Tasker can explain the benefits of either measure, and you can decide what to do from there. After you’ve agreed on the fate of the soil cores, your Tasker can go ahead with fertilizing your lawn. They can apply fertilizer, compost, sand, peat moss, or any combination of these to fill the holes and rejuvenate your lawn. Once your lawn is on track to looking terrific again, you can consider booking other lawn maintenance services on Airtasker! 


Recent Lawn Aeration tasks

Aerate lawn


Merrylands West NSW, Australia

25th Sep 2023

I need my front lawn and nature strip cored before I top dress aprox 85sqm

Lawn scarified and core aeraton


Lidcombe NSW 2141, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Have a 62 m2 front and back yard. Need to bring a core aerator machine that digs up cores from the ground. Need to bring a scarifier or verticutter to remove dead grass from the current lawn. All items must be supplied with labour to perform the work 4hours or so max. Green bin provided for rubbish removal. Flexible with date - Due date: Flexible

Lawn core aeration


Sheidow Park SA, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Core aeration Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Core lawn aeration


Forresters Beach NSW, Australia

24th Sep 2023

core aeration of lawn Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Lawn aeration


Heathcote NSW, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Lawn aeration required on front lawn roughly 80m2, Heathcote location 2233 flexible on day/time - Due date: Flexible

Scarifying ,aerating and clipping disposal for zoysia lawn


Nudgee QLD, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

Scarifying ,aerating and clipping disposal for zoysia lawn 220sqm back yard lawn summer prep

Lawn Aeration


Collingwood Park QLD 4301, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

Looking to have my small front lawn aerated with a mechanical coring aerator. Please see photos. Thanks Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible - Due date: Flexible

Core Aerate Lawn


Glenfield NSW 2167, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

Need mid sized lawns core aerated - Due date: Flexible

Lawn aeration (front/backyard)


Marsden Park NSW, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

Lawn aeration or dethatching (if necessary) Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 100-150m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Lawn aeration and top dressing


Hurstville Grove NSW, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

Lawn air aeration and top dressing Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Lawn mowing, coring and aeration 90 sqm


Ringwood East VIC, Australia

22nd Sep 2023

We need help with mowing our 90 sqm front garden, then coring with a motorised aerator. We estimate this might take around 2-3 hours. Can you please confirm if you have the right tools / equipment before we make a deal? We don’t have a definite date, it will be after October 15. Type of gardening: Lawn mowing, Other, Weeding Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Lawn aeration


Ferny Grove QLD, Australia

21st Sep 2023

Aeration of lawn of small to medium size lawn Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 22 September 2023

Aerate my Lawn


Indooroopilly QLD, Australia

21st Sep 2023

I'll be scarifying and scalping my SWB lawn on the 30th Sept and would like it aerated on Sunday 1st Oct. Approx 250sqm to 300sqm of lawn. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 1 October 2023

Lawn either aerated and topsoiled OR install new turf.


Moonee Vale VIC 3055, Australia

21st Sep 2023

We have a lawn (around 7mts by 4mts) that has suffered over winter. we need to rehabilitate it by aerating and topsoiling or replace with new turf. open to suggestions by someone who is familiar with lawn care Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: Under 50m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Sunday, 22 October 2023

Core Aerate approx 250m2 of lawn - need to provide own machine


Ringwood East VIC, Australia

20th Sep 2023

Machine core aerate around 250m2 of lawn and nature strip. You will need to provide your own machine. Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 150m²-250m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Saturday, 23 September 2023

Lawn aeration for front garden


Duncraig WA, Australia

11th Sep 2023

Lawn artation Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Before Sunday, 17 September 2023

Travis did great job for my lawn aeration, he is on time, good communication and great advice on how to look after lawns, highly recommend!

Lawn aerating


Hawthorne QLD, Australia

28th Aug 2023

Looking to have my lawn aerated. 80sqm of zoyzia at the back and 30sqm on verge. Access to backyard via a 1.4m walkway. Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 50m²-100m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Was a pleasure working with Luke. Was punctual, communicated well and efficiently completed the task as described.

Lawn core aeration


Tarragindi QLD, Australia

2nd Aug 2023

Core aeration of lawn with a gentle slope. I estimate about 150-200 square metres to be aerated. Type of gardening: Other Size of garden: 150m²-300m² Has green waste bin: Yes - Due date: Flexible

Quick to communicate. Aeration done well. Very pleased. Would use Luke again.

Top soil and aerate residential lawn


Eatons Hill QLD 4037, Australia

13th Apr 2023

A lot of the soil in our yard had been washed away over the last 12 months and it needs to be aerated and top dressed. I have neither the time or the tools and am hoping to find someone to assist. Happy to negotiate an hourly rate and obviously pay for any soil etc. Area is not that big. See photos. Thanks. - Due date: Flexible

Thank you for doing such a good job on the lawn. It really helped me out as it was a big job I didn't have time to do myself. I would recommend Manuel if you have a landscaping task that needs doing at a good price.

Attend to Lawn. Aerate, Fertilise ext


Caulfield South VIC, Australia

11th Apr 2023

Keen to have my lawn attended to over autumn as I hear it should be done. Aerating Fertilising Mowing Ext. keen for someone with extreme expertise to come and assist.

Exceptional service and guy. Will use again