Professional Lawn Aeration & Seeding Services in Livonia, MI

Give your lawn a breath of fresh air with our core aeration services!

photo of a commercial lawn aerator

It’s imperative to mow, fertilize and water your lawn to ensure its health. That’s not all the upkeep needed, as lawn aeration is also a key component of a beautiful lawn. Core aeration involves the removal of small soil plugs or cores from the lawn. A specially-designed machine extracts ½ to ¾ inch diameter soil cores and deposits them onto the lawn.

Proper aeration of your lawn regularly will reduce thatch, soil compaction and allow more air, water, and fertilizer into the root system, promoting a healthier and greener lawn. See what our services can do for you, and let Independent Lawn Service™ get you on the right track today! 

Lawn Seeding

Adding grass seed to your lawn may sound simple enough, but the actual process can be complex and is best handled by the lawn care professionals at Independent Lawn Service. We know exactly when it's time to aerate and overseed or how to slit seed your lawn properly to ensure your grass grows correctly.

Aeration & Overseeding

With this process, we will aerate and then seed your entire lawn. As the cores break down, they create a top dressing over the seed that, with proper watering, will allow the seeds to germinate. This is a relatively inexpensive way to improve lawns and is very effective in repairing minor problem areas. The result is a more robust lawn!

Slit Seeding

We use a specially-designed slit seeding machine with multiple spinning blades that slice into the soil in rows while simultaneously laying seed into the open soil. The seeds are placed in the rows at a rate that, with proper watering, can completely rebuild a heavily damaged lawn or even grow a new one with amazing results.

patchy front lawn before slit seeding service Before

healthy green front lawn after slit seeding service by Independent Lawn ServiceAfter

Experienced, Proven, & Reliable Lawn Aeration & Seeding Company

When you choose Independent Lawn Service™ for lawn aeration and seeding, you’re choosing over 21 years of lawn-perfecting experience.

Independent Lawn Service™ is a Michigan company passionate about our client’s landscapes. Our company has been family-owned and operated from the start and consists of state-certified, professional lawn technicians trained to diagnose problems on a yard-to-yard basis. 

We are a big enough company to be professional and promise big results but small enough to build lasting relationships with our clients. Our products are environmentally responsible, ensuring that we’re keeping your yard beautiful and the ecosystem safe!

To learn more about our lawn aeration services or to request a free estimate for your yard, contact Independent Lawn Service™ today!

Lawn Aeration & Seeding FAQs

Our team has over two decades of experience in lawn aeration, which makes us extremely qualified to answer any question or address any concern you may have about these services. Below you’ll find some of our clients’ most frequently asked questions. We encourage you to contact us if you require any more information.

How Long After Lawn Aeration Can I Mow My Lawn?

After aeration and overseeding, you can mow your lawn again in 2-4 weeks. When mowing, make sure you mow your yard to the recommended height depending on the type of grass that you have. Not sure what that is? We can help you determine your grass type before lawn aeration. Most grass types are recommended to be 2-3 inches high after aeration.

When Should I Aerate My Lawn?

The best time for lawn aeration is the fall, during your grass’s peak growing season, since most Michigan grass is cool-season grass. We don’t recommend aerating your lawn during the early spring as more weeds will grow during this period. Check out our blog post on this topic for more information, and contact us for a free estimate.

Will Overseeding Kill Weeds?

No, overseeding is meant to prevent new weeds from sprouting, not kill existing ones. Overseeding is the planting of grass seed directly into the lawn. The process makes your lawn more dense and can be used to fill any bald spots on your lawn. You’ll still need to remove the existing weeds in your lawn. But don’t worry, that’s also a service we offer.

To learn more about our lawn aeration services or to request a free estimate for your yard, contact Independent Lawn Service™  today!
This is my third year with Independent Lawn Service™ and I couldn't be more pleased.
Independent Lawn Service™ has done a delightful job with consistent results at the last 2 homes I've lived in since 2014. They can revive and reverse a lawn neglected and over-run by weeds, quack grass, and other undesirable traits. I don't know what their "secret sauce" is, but they do fantastic work and are dependable if you need specialized assistance. I will keep using them. Thomas M.* via
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