Aeration Services in Washington, DC

When home-or business-owners in the Washington, DC area need an experienced, dependable landscaping service for property aeration, they entrust the experts at SML Services.

Our team of landscaping professionals use only the latest, most efficient equipment and machinery for rapid, thorough aeration. Our aeration services will keep your commercial or residential property looking healthy and full.

Clients appreciate our diligent approach to aeration, excellent customer service, and competitive rates.

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Advantages of Commercial and Residential Aeration Services

There are many advantages to aerating your commercial and residential property. The result is a stronger, healthier and more vigorous lawn that will retain its fullness and color for much longer.

Over time, pedestrian and vehicle traffic can make lawns extremely dense and compact. This can prevent nutrients, oxygen, and water from penetrating to the grass roots, and can hinder its growth. Aeration involves perforating soil, removing cylindrical portions of dirt called plugs. This loosens the soil significantly and allows for water and nutrients to penetrate more deeply into the root system.

During our aeration services, we use state-of-the-art core aeration machines to pass over the area. Our machines are highly efficient and minimize disruptions to your property. Excessive compacted soil, thatch, or organic debris will be promptly removed, and your lawn will grow with new levels of strength and health.

To schedule an aeration appointment, reach out to one of our representatives today!

Experienced, Qualified Landscaping Professionals

Each of our landscaping specialists has received extensive training and experience in a wide variety of landscaping and property maintenance services.

We are committed to working safely and neatly on each property and customize our service approach to the needs of your home or business’s property. Aeration, along with conventional lawn care maintenance services like fertilizing, watering, and mowing, is the secret to a permanently healthy and beautiful-looking lawn.

To learn more about how our aeration services can benefit your property, contact us today!

Our Efficient Aeration Process

Our service is streamlined, and the aeration process is simple and detailed. We arrive at your property with all the equipment and materials needed to aerate. Following the aeration, we use highly effective core aerator machines. The removed plugs will then dry and be broken down. By dispersing them onto the lawn, you maximize your property’s air circulation without removing its volume.

Generally, the best time to aerate is during growing seasons, as the grass will heal and grow around the newly formed aeration plugs. Spring or fall is generally the best time to proceed with this service.

Add Health and Beauty to Your Washington, DC Property

With core aeration services from SML Services, your property can enjoy a beautiful lawn at all times. Aeration is a crucial component to any lawn care routine, and our professionals are pleased to provide Washington residents with this much needed service.

For a free consultation, or to learn more about aeration and our other landscaping services, reach out to us. We look forward to serving you!

Aeration in Washington, DC Metro Area

It is common for many landscaping companies in the Washington, DC Metro Area to make many promises. When you speak with them, they tell you about all the great things they can do for your property or landscape. But if you take a closer look at their company, you’ll notice one thing. Despite offering many promises, they fail to offer the right landscape services. That’s where SML Services comes in. Licensed, bonded, and fully insured, we are the eco-friendly team of aeration experts you can count on. While others might rely on costly regimens, harmful chemicals and unsafe sprays to give their clients healthy lawns, we’ve had ample success with aeration. If you want to see your lawn flourish this year, call SML Services and ask to speak with our professional lawn aerators!

Lawn Maintenance and Aeration

What separates SML Services from our competitors? We don’t rush to get the job done. Before we even wheel a core aerator onto your property, SML Services will perform a thorough inspection of your property. We’ll also ask you a variety of questions about your lawn care practices and what your primary concerns are. This consultation period will also be a perfect time for you to learn about SML Services too! These preliminary stages of the aeration process will ensure we properly diagnose your lawn’s problems and take the appropriate approach to aeration.

Getting that beautiful lawn that quickly becomes the envy of the neighborhood isn’t easy. Unfortunately, it involves more than just mowing the grass. Yet you don’t need to be told this. After all, you’ve purchased the high-priced lawn care equipment, spoken with the “experts” at your local lawn and garden center, and even spent hours watching YouTube tutorials. All of that has led you to drop fertilizer along with pre- and post-emergent on your lawn when suggested, and to follow a strict watering a mowing schedule. What have you got to show for all of that effort? A lawn that’s still teeming with weeds and marred by uneven grass coloring.

Why aren’t your lawn care efforts working? If you’re like many of the Washington, DC clients that we here at SML Services work with, you’ve likely just skipped a step. Many people—even local landscapers and lawn experts—fail to consider aeration. You see, the only way for those lawn care elements to truly benefit your grass is to provide them with a pathway to get down to the roots. This is where aeration comes in.

Are you tired of the same old ineffective lawn maintenance practices? Then call the lawn aerators at SML Services. When every other grass treatment has failed you and your family, let SML Services’ aeration services save the day. Call us today for a free no-obligation quote.

Do I Need to Have My Lawn Aerated?

At SML Services, we get a lot of questions about lawn care, but few about aeration. While lots of people want their lawns to flourish, few of them even know what lawn aeration is!

It’s not that other landscaping companies in the area don’t know about lawn aeration. It’s just that few of them are interested in aerating a lawn when they can spray chemicals and pesticides on your grass. Manually aerating a lawn can take time and operating an aeration machine like a core aerator requires training and expertise that a lot of landscapers might not possess.

SML Services, on the other hand, has the skills and confidence to aerate any lawn. Even if we have to manually aerate your lawn, we’ll do it if that’s what has to be done. Hard work always pays off, and when it comes to your landscape, you get what you give.

So, do you need to have your lawn aerated? Well, let’s see.

Do puddles form on your lawn after a rainstorm? Does your lawn or yard have a thick and unsightly layer of debris on top of it? Is your yard actively growing? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then it sounds like it is time to have your lawn aerated. In general, aeration is one of the best ways of making sure that your lawn becomes thicker and improves the effectiveness of normal irrigation, fertilizers and pest control programs.

At SML SERVICES, our professional aeration service will enable more fertilizer to reach your turf’s roots, enhance the breakdown of thatch as well as help you use water more effectively. Our lawn aeration service, which is sometimes also referred to as core aeration, removes small plugs of turf, thatch and soil from your lawn.

In general, lawn aeration should occur once a year. However, if your Washington, DC lawn is showing one or more of the signs listed above and you have already aerated your lawn for the season, then it may be a sign that you need to think about going for round two. At SML SERVICES, we make sure that every lawn aeration we carry out is done to the highest possible standard. With that in mind, we make sure that the following points are adhered to closely:

  • We will always make sure to examine your lawn closely to ensure that the correct grass type is identified. On top of that, we always make sure that aeration occurs when the grasses are actively growing.
  • The use of a state-of-the-art aeration machine means that you can be guaranteed that your lawn will look better for longer.
  • Our skilled team of aeration experts will also make sure to clearly mark sprinkler heads, irrigation lines and other underground lines in your yard that could become damaged during lawn aeration.
  • Before any aeration takes place, we will make sure to water your lawn thoroughly the day before the formal aeration process.
  • After aeration takes place, you can rest assured that we will seed and fertilize the core area that has been aerated thoroughly.
  • Finally, once the aeration process has taken place, we will make sure to let the plugs disintegrate into the lawn.

So, if you want to make sure that your home’s lawn and yard looks its best for longer but don’t want to get your hands dirty, then you need to call us at SML SERVICES today and let us do what we do best. Having catered to a countless number of Washington, DC homeowners just like yourself since we first opened our doors means that we have the experience and expertise needed to provide your home’s lawn with an aeration service that will keep it looking better for longer.

The Aeration Process We Use for Our Washington, DC Clients

If you’ve ever walked up on a lawn in Washington, DC that looks like it’s full of tiny brown pellets, know first that they’re not what you think they are. Though they might look strange and unsightly, it only takes a short while for those little holes to disappear. Their presence means that the lawn was recently aerated using a plug aerator. When you recognize the results that aeration provides, those small little holes are a tiny, tiny price to pay! Here’s how we at SML Services do it:

  • Typically, we wait until your soil is somewhat moist, usually a day or two after it has rained. Dry ground is just more difficult to penetrate. If it hasn’t rained recently, we may ask you to water the lawn the day before we arrive.
  • Using a plug aerator, we’ll make several passes across the lawn, similar to how you would with your lawn mower. With each pass, tiny soil plugs about 0.5 inches in diameter and 2-3 inches deep are pulled from lawn. These should be allowed to stay on the grass so that they can break down and continue to enrich the soil.
  • Once the aeration is done, we’ll follow it up with a fertilizer and possibly an herbicide treatment. The new holes allow these additives to reach the roots of the grass, where they are absorbed and finally put in the best position to their jobs.
  • You then keep up with your mowing and watering. Your mower blade will break the tiny plug pellets up and return them to the soil, while the holes also allow more water to percolate to your grasses root system, encouraging enhanced and uniform growth and color.

We here at SML Services recommend aerating your lawn twice a year, usually in the early spring and early fall. The spring aeration serves to help wake up the lawn after a long, dormant growth phase during winter, while the fall one helps put it to bed once the season is over.

Top Notch Aeration Service

The blood, sweat, and tears that you’ve put into making your lawn look great needn’t be in vain. You can still create that lush layer of turf you’ve always dreamed; you simply need the right kind of support. We here at SML Services are happy to provide it. Just call us in as soon as spring arrives and right when fall starts approaching, and we’ll be there to aerate your lawn to prep it for its feeding. We can be reached at (202) 425-1872 or by you filling out our convenient online contact form. Why settle for second best when the number one lawn aeration team in the Washington DC area is here for you to use!