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Is your lawn looking thin or bare in places? What your yard needs is aeration and seeding to help it breathe again and absorb the proper nutrients. Our services transform your colorless, thatch-laden lawn into the lush, green turf that will be turning heads all year long.

Aeration & Seeding in Maryland & Northern Virginia

Throughout the year, your lawn can become more compacted from regular use, resulting in a layer of tightly bound dead grass and roots, called thatch, to build up at the base of your living grass. This thick layer of thatch can block essential nutrients, water, and oxygen from reaching the roots, resulting in a dying yard. Lawn aeration and seeding are incredibly important to remove the thatch and have a healthy, green lawn.

If you're trying to find answers to common questions like when is the best time to aerate the lawn, or if you're unsure how to choose the best aeration and seeding provider, head over to our lawn care blog or aeration and seeding FAQ to learn more.

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Start Today with a Free Quote

While some of our competitors make you wait a week or more to get a quote, here at Blades of Green we use advanced lawn measuring technology to instantly give you a quote on your service. You can start achieving your dream lawn today. Call us today at 410-346-3451 or request your quote online.


Need More For Your Lawn?

With our lawn aeration and seeding in combination with our lawn care services, Blades of Green will get you on your way to a healthier, rejuvenated lawn in no time! To learn more and save money, check out our popular packages below!

Blue Shield for the Basic Package


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Get the fertilizer, grub control, pH adjustment, and weed control your lawn needs at exactly the right time with our basic lawn care package! Price varies based on lawn size.

*Please click here to see our True Organic Lawn Care Program offering available in Montgomery County, MD*

Yellow Shield for the Preferred Package


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Keep your lawn vibrant & healthy with everything our basic program has to offer - plus core aeration and seeding with starter fertilizer! Price varies based on lawn size.

*Please click here to see our True Organic Lawn Care Program offering available in Montgomery County, MD*

Green Shield for the Premium Package


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Our premium package includes everything in our preferred package, as well as core aeration, power seeding, disease control, & nutsedge control to take your lawn to the next level. Price varies based on lawn size.

*Please click here to see our True Organic Lawn Care Program offering available in Montgomery County, MD*

Lawn Aeration in Maryland & Northern Virginia

Grass roots need air, water, and essential nutrients to grow thick, healthy, and strong. Thatch build-up can hinder this growth. In order to remove thatch build-up, your lawn needs to be aerated. The best time to aerate your lawn depends on your grass type, but typically, we recommend aerating in the fall as there are many more benefits to aerating your lawn in the fall.

Core Aeration

When you aerate your lawn traditionally with core aeration, you’re creating small holes down in the soil to alleviate compaction, allowing everything your grass needs to reach the roots. 

Liquid Aeration

We also now offer liquid aeration, which has many additional benefits without disturbing the soil and causing potential weed problems.  

Benefits of liquid aeration for your lawn include the following:

  • Helps aerate and bioactivate soils
  • Reduce soil compaction and thatch 
  • Improves the growth of various groups of beneficial microorganisms      
  • Improves germination rates of seed
  • Improved water absorption
  • Reduction in drought stress


When to Aerate Your Lawn

In Virginia and Maryland, there are several options for when to aerate your lawn. From spring to fall, Blades of Green can provide the guidance you need to ensure you're making the best decision. Traditionally, the best time to aerate cool-season lawns, like lawns made up of tall fescue or Kentucky bluegrass, is usually in late August or mid-September. This is when cooler season grasses are coming out of their dormancy and starting to grow. Don’t know what kind of grass is in your yard? Our pros know! Give us a call today at 410-346-3451 and we can help you set up a plan that’s right for you!

Signs Your Yard Needs to be Aerated

Your lawn may be compacted if you’ve noticed any of these signs on the lawn. 

  • Pooling Water
  • Water running off of higher areas quickly
  • Bare areas where grass will not grow
  • Trees with shallow roots
  • Thin areas of grass

How to Prepare for Your Lawn Aeration Service

Are you wondering what you need to do before our lawn technicians arrive for your aeration and seeding service? Here’s everything that you may need to do to ensure you get the most out of your service.

  • Flag sprinkler heads, invisible fences, in-ground lights, and other hard-to-see objects. If you are unable to flag your lawn, please let us know and our crew can assist you with this. 
  • Mow your lawn lower than the usual recommendation one to two days before we arrive. This helps to make your aeration and seeding service more effective. 
  • Clean up leaves and debris. 
  • Water your lawn ONLY if the soil is dry. A quick way to know if the soil is moist enough is to push a screwdriver into the soil. If the screwdriver penetrates easily, it is fine. If it is hard to push in, water about 1″ and test again.

Lawn Seeding Service in Maryland & Northern Virginia

After your lawn has been aerated, it’s time for your lawn seeding service! Aeration will create optimal conditions for seed germination, allowing new roots to reach deep down into the soil and establish a strong root system. These seeds will then transform into a thick layer of turf, which will not only look healthy and green but also prevent weeds from taking hold in your lawn.

SeedBOOST for Optimal Grass Growth

Have you noticed with past seeding services that your grass didn’t grow to optimal height? Your lawn may not have been as hydrated as it needs to be! When your lawn isn’t watered as it should be (even missing one day can be detrimental!) it won’t absorb any of the all-natural nutrients our lawn technicians provide during our fall aeration and seeding services. With our Blue Tag Certified, 100% weed-free seeds with SeedBOOST you don't need to worry about missing a day of watering, or less than ideal growing conditions. 

The benefits of our Blue Tag Certified, 100% weed-free grass seed with SeedBOOST include:

  • Increased germination and overall grass growth
  • Faster root development
  • Less water is needed to establish roots
  • Faster germination
  • Increases livability (percentage of plants that will reach full maturity)

This service is included in our industry-leading aeration and seeding services at no additional cost! 


Benefits of Overseeding Your Lawn

Overseeding may not feel like a necessary step—but it’s actually incredibly important to the overall health and appearance of your lawn! The thicker the grass grows, the better it’s able to withstand stressors in the future. Benefits include:

  • Thickening the density of thinner lawns.
  • Improving the overall appearance of the lawn.
  • Helping the lawn fight insects and disease.
  • Filling in areas of grass damaged by insects, disease, and stress.

Not sure if your lawn could benefit from overseeding? Give our professionals a call today at 410-346-3451 or contact us online! 


Organic-Based Service Options with True Organic

To ensure that we offer lawn aeration and seeding that is geared towards organic-based and sustainable growth, we founded True Organic—a division of Blades of Green that is solely focused on organic-based lawn care treatments. We offer two different True Organic packages that include organic aeration and seeding, both of which are offered to residents of Montgomery County and anyone else interested in environmentally friendly treatments. Contact us today to learn more!

Experience the B.O.G. Difference

We have a proven process that’s been developed over the course of more than 30 years of expert lawn care. When you choose Blades of Green, our aeration services include:

  • Double-pass aeration for twice the plugs, allowing more nutrients to reach the roots.
  • Power raking in hard-to-reach areas.
  • Blue Tag Certified, 100% weed-free grass seed featuring our SeedBOOST fertilizer designed to give your lawn the best nutrients possible. 

*Blue Tag Certified seeds are held to rigorous labeling standards. They're tested and inspected to gain the seal of approval from the state crop improvement association in which the seed is produced. 


Fast Process, Proven Results, Reliable Experts

Our aeration and seeding services are the fastest way to get a full, healthy, thriving lawn. It begins with one-on-one over-the-phone consultation, where we will explain what is involved and evaluate your property’s needs. With just one visit, we will both aerate and seed your lawn. Our highly trained specialists are always happy to answer your questions and ensure that you have the right information to maximize the results of your aeration and seeding treatment. 

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