Lawn Aeration in Freehold

before and after lawn aeration in FreeholdEvery lawn suffers from soil compaction and thatch build-up. While these are caused by many factors, the end result is the same: thinning grass, an influx of weeds, standing water, and a lawn that looks lackluster. That’s when it’s time to call Lawn Doctor Freehold-Upperfreehold-Manalapan-Marlboro. With our lawn aeration services, local homeowners across the Freehold, NJ area can loosen up compacted soil and cut down on surface thatch. This promotes more air, water, and nutrient absorption, producing a noticeably lusher and healthier lawn in the weeks after aeration.

Lawn Aeration in the Freehold Area: How to Tell It’s Time

Not sure whether your lawn needs to be aerated? There is an easy way to find out. Just take a screwdriver or a pencil and try to dig it into the ground. It should slide in easily if your soil is loose and well-aerated. If it’s not, though, you’ll have a hard time pushing it in.

Some other signs and symptoms that indicate the need for aeration include:

  • Poor drainage and standing puddles of water around your lawn
  • When you have soil that’s clay-based and therefore more dense
  • Vehicles are regularly driven and parked on your lawn
  • Your lawn experiences extensive foot traffic from parties, pets, and children

When compaction and thatch build-up happen, lawn aeration from Lawn Doctor Freehold-Upperfreehold-Manalapan-Marlboro can help considerably. The optimal time of year to perform it depends on your grass type. However, it should occur during the active growing season for your lawn. Your grass can then quickly cover the holes caused by the aeration process.

Lawn Aeration Services: How Our Process in Freehold Works

At Lawn Doctor Freehold-Upperfreehold-Manalapan-Marlboro, we use core aeration along with our proprietary Turf Tamer® equipment to aerate local lawns. This approach pulls out plugs from the soil that are about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch in diameter and a few inches deep, creating openings in your lawn for nutrients and water to better reach grass roots.

By relieving compaction, air can flow and grass roots can breathe again, and grow more vigorously. In addition, this process also breaks down surface thatch, getting rid of a safe haven for insects and pests, as well as enabling more water, fertilizer, and air to penetrate through to roots.


With Lawn Doctor Freehold-Upperfreehold-Manalapan-Marlboro’s aeration services, you can access an easy way to a healthier lawn, all without spending your precious down time renting and using an aerator. You can also avoid the risk of expensive or damaging mistakes, and enjoy a more beautiful backdrop for outdoor fun.

We offer lawn aeration across Freehold, Allentown, Manalapan, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Columbus, Cream Ridge, Florence, Roebling, Crosswicks, North Hanover, Springfield, Jobstown, Bordentown, and other nearby NJ areas. Call (732) 780-2223 today to learn more with a free consultation.