Core Aeration in Macomb, Chesterfield, & Shelby, MI | Big Lakes Lawncare
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Core Aeration in Macomb, Chesterfield, & Shelby, MI

Core aeration loosens up your yard's compacted soil, allowing more nutrients to reach through to the roots of your grass.

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Core aeration services offered to homes, businesses, and HOAs in Macomb, Chesterfield, and nearby Michigan cities.

We provide aeration in both the spring and the fall, usually in September or April.

A Chesterfield, MI home lawn with core aeration being performed.

During the year, your lawn gets a lot of traffic on it, whether it's from recreational use or routine lawn mowing. When the grass has weight put on it, the soil underneath hardens and becomes compacted, inhibiting nutrients from reaching the roots of your grass. We fix this by performing core aeration in either the spring, usually in April, or in the fall, around September.

Our core aeration services are available to homes, businesses, and HOAs throughout Macomb, Shelby, Chesterfield, and the nearby cities and townships in Michigan.


Aeration involves poking tiny holes into your soil.

Many people know that lawns need routine mowing and fertilization, but not as many know about aeration and why their lawns need it. Basically, the process of aeration is done to poke tiny holes into your soil. Those holes allow your soil to loosen up and let key nutrients like moisture, sunlight, and oxygen pass through more easily to the roots of your grass. Generally, we also pair aeration with overseeding so that the seeds can fall deeper into the soil to create a deeper, stronger root system and germinate at a higher rate.

Aeration also helps to alleviate the buildup of thatch, which is a layer of built-up lawn debris that can keep your soil from absorbing nutrients. A fall aeration will help the lawn prepare for winter dormancy since it will be easier for the grass to get access to the nutrients it needs to be strong and healthy.


Any type of property will benefit from core aeration.

An infographic of the lawn aeration process performed for Shelby, MI customers.

If you are wondering whether or not your lawn needs core aeration, the answer is yes. No matter what type of property you have, core aeration is important. It benefits all types of grass, but it may have a greater impact on these types of properties:

  • Athletic fields with a lot of use: Heavy traffic means the soil will be compacted throughout the year.
  • A property that was recently constructed: New construction projects use heavy machinery that drives over the soil, hardening it and making it more difficult for the grass to grow.
  • A lawn that dries out easily: If your lawn dries out easily, it could be due to the fact that nutrients cannot pass through the soil very well.

Depending on the type of property you have, we may recommend that you aerate twice a year instead of once a year.


Wondering if your lawn needs core aeration services? Contact our lawn care company for more information.

Lawn care is a vital component of your lawn's health, and that includes core aeration. If you are wondering if your lawn in Macomb, Shelby, Chesterfield, and surrounding Michigan cities needs core aeration, then contact our company at (586) 804-5154 to get more information!



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