Aeration and seeding are the most important things you can do to make your lawn as healthy and beautiful as possible. The two services often go hand-in-hand because the aeration breaks up the compacted soil, giving the seeds a safe place to grow. As essentials parts of your lawncare routine, it’s helpful to have a cost in mind. Here’s what you can expect:
Professional Aeration and Seeding Services
By far, the most reliable and easiest way to have your lawn aerated and seeded is to hire a professional. The cost of the services depends on how large your yard is. For example, Green Lawn Fertilizing charges approximately $300.00 for a 5K square foot lawn. This includes the costs of products and equipment, time, experience, and a guarantee of a green lawn. This price does not take into account special offers that are available periodically.
The bottom line: Professional services are billed on a square footage basis and will vary from company to company. While the cost is more than DIY methods, you gain the knowledge, guarantee, time, and you don’t have to invest in equipment.
The biggest cost of DIY methods is your time, generally a whole day’s worth. While the upfront costs can be substantial, once you have the tools you need, the cost is small year after year. You can purchase aerators starting at $60 and prices go well into the $300 range. The less expensive ones tend to be smaller—about 1-1/2 feet—so you can imagine how long it will take to push that all the way around your lawn. Hint: a long time! Each year you will have to invest in grass seed, and the cost varies based on the grass you choose and the size of your lawn. You can spread seed by hand, or you can get a seeder that will make the job much easier. Those, once again, vary in price, somewhere between $50 and $100+.
The bottom line: DIY methods can require substantial start-up funds if you want to make the job as easy and quick as possible. The biggest investment by far will be your time.
Let Your Local Lawn Care Professionals at Evergreen Lawn Renovations Do the Work.
A lot goes into creating the lawn of your dreams, which is why we offer aeration and seeding services and have a year-round Emerald Lawn Program to make your lawn as beautiful and healthy as possible. Call us at 919-374-8788 to find out more.