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Lawn Aeration Service2023-11-29T07:32:49+00:00

Is your once lush and vibrant lawn starting to lose its vitality? Does it seem like no matter how much you water and fertilize, your grass still looks lackluster? If so, your lawn may be suffering from compacted soil, hindering its ability to absorb water, nutrients, and breathe. The solution? Lawn aeration! We’ll dive into the benefits of aeration and how our professional lawn aeration service can breathe new life into your precious green space.


Lawn aeration is a simple yet highly effective process that involves perforating the soil with small holes, or plugs, to relieve compaction and create channels for essential nutrients, and water to reach the lawn’s root system. The soil and subsoils become compacted over time due to factors like foot traffic while enjoying the outdoor space, machinery during normal landscaping and home repairs or just natural settling over time, the root system of the grass can struggle to access crucial resources for optimal growth. Aeration is like moving up a pant size and allowing your lawn room to breathe, revitalizing it from the ground up.


At Excel Lawns & Landscape, we take lawn care and your lawn seriously, and our professional lawn aeration service is no exception. Our team of skilled lawn care pros are equipped with state-of-the-art aeration equipment to ensure thorough and precise aeration of your lawn. We carefully assess your lawn’s specific needs and layout, considering factors like grass type, soil compaction density, location of irrigation heads and mainlines, and drainage tile location for gutters or French drains, to tailor our aeration process for optimal results while minimizing damage due to lack of care. See our work.

  1. EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE – Our team of lawn care professionals have years of experience providing a top-notch lawn aeration service. We are well-versed in the best practices and techniques to optimize the health of your lawn.
  2. STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT – We use advanced aeration equipment from stand-on units to walk-behinds for those hard-to-reach areas. Ensuring efficient and effective results year after year. Our specialized equipment creates precise lawn aeration holes without causing damage to your existing turf.3.
  3. CONVENIENCE AND PEACE OF MIND – Leave the hard work to us. Our lawn aeration service saves you time and effort, and you can relax knowing that your lawn is in the hands of professionals who care about the lawn as much as you do.
  4. TIMELY SERVICE – Timing is everything when it comes to lawn aeration. Our team is well-versed in looking for those ideal windows to complete your lawn aeration for various grass types prevalent in Des Moines Metro. Whether your lawn boasts cool-season sun or a shady mix, we know precisely when and how to perform aeration to ensure optimal results.
  5. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GUARANTEED – At Excel Lawns & Landscape, we prioritize customer satisfaction above all else, especially with our lawn aeration service. We strive to deliver a lawn that exceeds your expectations. Our friendly and professional team is always ready to address any questions or concerns you may have and provide ongoing support to keep your lawn thriving long after our lawn aeration.
Lawn aeration service improving the quality of the lawn in spring.


  • Enhanced Water Absorption
  • Optimized Nutrient Uptake
  • Promotes Deeper Root Growth
  • Reduces Thatch Buildup


You have questions, we have answers. Below are the top questions we get about our Des Moines aeration services.

The best time to aerate your lawn depends on the type of grass you have and the climate in your region. In general, the best time is during the growing season when the grass can recover quickly after aeration. For the Des Moines cool-season grasses, spring and fall are ideal times to schedule an aeration.

If your lawn experiences heavy foot traffic, shows signs of compaction (hard, compacted soil), or has poor water infiltration, it likely needs aeration. Other indicators include thin or patchy grass growth, puddling after rain, and difficulty in lawn care tasks like fertilizing and watering.

Many times, when we talk with clients about needing an aeration, we ask one simple question. “Does your lawn get hard like concrete in the August heat?” If the answer is Yes, then it wouldn’t be a bad idea to aerate the lawn.

When performed correctly, aeration will not damage your lawn. In fact, it promotes healthier grass growth. After aeration, your lawn may have small plugs or cores on the surface, which will break down over time and provide valuable organic matter to the soil. Any temporary disruption to the lawn’s appearance will be short-lived, and the benefits of aeration will far outweigh any cosmetic concerns.

While aeration does not directly remove thatch, it can help reduce thatch buildup over time. Aeration improves microbial activity in the soil, leading to better decomposition of thatch and promoting a healthier lawn with less thatch accumulation.


Looking to learn more about lawn aeration. Check out these great articles on that very subject.

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