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How Much Does it Cost to Aerate a Lawn in Anchorage?

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Lawn aeration Anchorage is the process of removing some plugs and puncturing a lawn to create holes that are important to loosen the soil and allow air and water to penetrate the roots of plants and grasses. This process can help keep your lawn healthy and green. It removes the stress on your lawn and provides more room for nutrients to get into the roots. Anchorage lawn aeration can ensure that the soil in your yard is not compacted. Compacted soil prevents air and water from circulating, hindering this way the equal distribution of natural nutrients on your lawn. Lawn aeration Anchorage is usually done during fall or early spring which are considered to be the growth periods of plants and grasses. Lawn aeration can be done using a gardening fork and puncturing holes in your lawn. However, lawn aeration can be a time-consuming task that requires a lot of patience and care. If you do not have enough time to spare, you can hire professionals to do it for you. Professional lawn services use special equipment pieces like core aerators and spike aerators. These tools are typically used based on the size of a homeowner’s yard.

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To save costs when it comes to lawn aeration Anchorage, most homeowners combine it with the application of fertilizer. This can be highly efficient and can reduce the cost by as much as $50 or more. Anchorage lawn aeration cost can be determined primarily by the size of your garden. The average cost of the procedure is around $175, and most homeowners are estimated to spend between $.10 to $.40 per square foot. If you would prefer to do it by yourself, you can rent the tools for the procedure for $60 to $300 per day.

Estimated final cost for lawn aeration

Item Quantity Fair Price
Lawn Aeration Labor 2 Hours $50.22
Lawn Aeration Equipment Allowance $29.00
Totals - Cost to Aerate Lawns - 215 Square Feet $79.22
Average Cost Per Square Foot $0.39

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The aerator to be used can also have an impact on the cost of your lawn aeration Anchorage project. If you have a small lawn, it is practical to use spike aerators. It can cost you between $175 to $400 depending on the number of spikes used. A core aerator, on the other hand, is basically used for more compacted soil and larger lawns. The cost can be between $190 to $3,000. If you want to save costs and plan to do it on your own, you may get in touch with your neighbors and rent a lawn aerator together. You may then take turns in using it.

Anchorage Borough County Lawn Aeration FAQ

If not aerated, a lawn can be weak and dull looking. It will also be susceptible to weeds that can damage the plants and grasses. A yard with compacted soil can be difficult to maintain. However, it is important to know that the health of a lawn is not dependent only on aeration. There are other factors to consider as well, in order to have a green and healthy lawn like proper watering, mowing, fertilization, and pest control.

Lawn aeration is best done at least once a year during Fall or early Spring time season. However, there are instances when a more frequent lawn aeration is needed like when the lawn is heavily used, has clay soil or subsoil.

No. Fertilization is best done after lawn aeration to ensure that the nutrients will be absorbed properly by the grass roots.

No. It is advisable to wait at least 6 months or until the seedlings reach full maturity before doing aeration.

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2017

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