Core Aeration & Lawn De-Thatching

Core Aeration & Lawn De-Thatching

Aeration The Perfect Way To A Greener, Healthier Lawn


MTH Lawn Service L.L.C. is locally owned and operated. At MTH, we have top of the line commercial grade equipment to ensure the integrity of our work. We have been servicing over 85% of our clientele since our first day of business in 2008. To date, MTH has not had any insurance claims due to property damage. Our company is based on our desire to not only meet, but exceed our customers expectations. Our entire team is committed to meeting your needs. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust, and guarantee to deliver the ultimate in quality and value. Our team is professionally trained and uniformed to make a professional appearance while serving you. We have been Maplewood Farms most used lawn service since 2008.

Top 5 Reasons to have aeration

  1. Relieve compaction
  2. Improve gas exchange (aeration)
  3. Improve internal soil drainage
  4. Control thatch – aerification mixes soil with thatch to dilute it and to speed microbial decomposition.
  5. Alleviate layering which impedes gas and water movement

The Major Benefits

Aeration improves the soil contact and ensures the success of over-seeding. It also combats thatch buildup, poor drainage and soil compaction. Like all living things, your grass requires air, food and water. Aeration opens up the surface of the soil and helps the oxygen, nutrients and water reach the roots. In any case, aerating before fertilizing, seeding or applying crabgrass preventive helps to maximize the treatment’s effectiveness.

Lawn De-Thatching

Lawn De-Thatching

What is Thatch?

Excessive thatch build up is usually the biggest threat to a homeowner's lawn. Thatch is composed of intermingled layers of living and dead stems, leaves and roots between the green vegetation and the soil surface. Practically speaking, thatch is an organic material that does not decompose. A thin layer of thatch is normal, even healthy, since it retains some moisture in the soil and increases wear tolerance. However, a thatch layer of ½ inch or more, prevents air, light, and water from reaching the turf's root zone. As thatch accumulates, there is a tendency for root growth to occur primarily in thatch layer rather than the soil. This results in a weakened, poorly rooted turf that is prone to stress injury. Thatch also makes an excellent breeding ground for harmful insects and disease organisms.

The Solution:

Dethatch the turf so that all the nutrients and water your grass needs can get down into the soil. It will make the grass lush, healthy, and beautiful. This service is recommended once to every three years. After this extreme winter it will be common to have a thatch layer over a 1/2 inch.

How is it done?

We use a professional power rake to comb out the right amount of dead materials. Our machine has a six wheels with over 52 revolving vertical blades per wheel that slice down through the grass and thatch evenly to the soil.The thatch is raked off the turf and hauled away. After thatching, it’s also a good time to aerate the turf, apply fertilizer, and or over-seed.