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"Very happy with the job. Steve performed exactly as he quoted. Confirmed, arrived on time and did a good job coring my lawn. I can thoroughly recommend him."

I need lawn aeration

$200

"Steve is very professional in his engagement. He arrived on time and did the job, communicated with me where necessary, especially since I was not onsite and he followed up all necessary actions. Would recommend Steve to others who need any garden maintenance work. "

I need lawn aeration/coring

$200

"HIGHLY RECOMMEND "

Lawn core/aeration

$5

"Done a good work "

I need lawn aeration

$500

"Great guy! Fast and efficient service - would highly recommend! "

Aerate Lawn (Core)

$100

"Turned up as organised. Friendly, efficient and knowledgeable regarding my lawn. I am happy up recommend Brett for lawn maintenance. "

I need lawn aeration

$45

What's the average cost of a lawn aeration expert

$145 - $250

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$145

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$175

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$250

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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!

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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.   

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.  

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.  

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. 

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.

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. 

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

Lawn aeration coring

$200

Terrigal NSW, Australia

18th May 2022

Lawn aeration. Front yard 100 m2 flat. Must use motorized machine and take cores and take them away. Easy access next to driveway.

Aerate / core lawn

$55

Lutwyche QLD 4030, Australia

22nd Apr 2022

Core / aerate lawn (with mechanical equipment). Approx. 180m2 - 200m2. - Due date: Flexible

Aerate Home Lawn

$120

North Warrandyte VIC, Australia

9th Apr 2022

Looking for someone to aerate my lawn. Normally do it myself but had knee surgery recently. Around 60msq and looking for deep holes every 4 inches or so.

Lawn aeration / coring

$200

Sorrento WA 6020, Australia

6th Apr 2022

Lawn maintenance, aerating, maybe topdressing. Green bin on site - Due date: Flexible

Lawn Aerating

$100

Woodlands WA, Australia

24th Mar 2022

Front and back lawn require aerating prior to mowing and getting it back to life. - Due date: Before Friday, 25 March 2022

500 m of lawn aeration/coring

$120

Darling Downs WA, Australia

13th Mar 2022

Require lawn coring for approx 480 squre meters - Due date: Flexible

Lawn aeration

$75

Denman Prospect ACT 2611, Australia

30th Jan 2022

Need to get Lawn aeration done for a 32sqm lawn. If you already have a lawn aeration machine , it will be great.

Job done well. Thanks

Large garden lawn requires aerating

$180

Beaumont SA 5066, Australia

2nd May 2022

A sloping block with fruit trees and separate front lawn requires aerating. - Due date: Flexible

Aerate lawn

$200

Daisy Hill QLD 4127, Australia

21st Apr 2022

Looking for someone to core aerate my lawn (front and back) with their own machine. Looking for hollow tines to help relieve compaction. - Due date: Flexible

Soil aeration - NSW

$100

Baulkham Hills NSW 2153, Australia

9th Apr 2022

I would like to have soil aeration done to my front and backyard. Size - Front yard 2 x 5 = 10 sqm Backyard 10 x 10m = 100 sqm Location: LILYFIELD 2040 Job - not urgent. I can wait to fit in with your schedule. You need to provide your own equipment. ( Please state your aeration equipment is manual or electric. Thanks) Also, I need to have the top soiled. Thank you

Lawn Aerating

$100

Perth WA, Australia

6th Apr 2022

Front and back lawn require aerating prior to mowing and getting it back to life. - Due date: Before Friday, 25 March 2022

Great guy with extensive knowledge

Lawn core aeration

$100

Braeside VIC 3195, Australia

24th Mar 2022

Lawn coring required for 120m2 backyard. Core can clean up cores afterwards. - Due date: Flexible

AERATE LAWN

$50

Lilyfield NSW 2040, Australia

12th Mar 2022

Come and Aerate Lawn with proper tool 20m2 Lilyfield

Aeration core lawn

$75

Stirling WA 6021, Australia

23rd May 2022

Needing aeration coring of 3 lawn areas (2 x buffalo, 1 x couch mix).

Aerate lawn

$50

Holmesglen VIC 3148, Australia

27th Apr 2022

Aerate lawn in my backyard - Due date: Flexible

Required someone for lawn aerator

$100

Bull Creek WA, Australia

12th Apr 2022

Required someone to do lawn aerator - Due date: Flexible

Aerate 300m lawn l, waste removal

$150

Kingston QLD, Australia

7th Apr 2022

Need someone to aerate my lawn, around 300m2 as on the photo

General gardening; aerate lawn, move bricks, rake area

$120

Melville WA, Australia

26th Mar 2022

Aerating lawns, shifting bricks, raking, garden tidy, digging up plants. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 29 March 2022

All the work agreed to was done. Dan knows what he’s talking about.

Grass aeratoring

$250

Ringwood North VIC 3134, Australia

20th Mar 2022

I'd like my grass aerated and seed and fertilised please. Looking at about 100 sqm of grass. I

Aerate lawn

$50

Beresfield NSW, Australia

10th Mar 2022

Aerate back yard lawn so that the water can drain away quicker next rain. Backyard is a little muddy atm