Professional Lawn Aeration Services in College Station, TX

Healthier lawns in Brazos County using liquid and core aeration.

Lawn Aeration and Its Benefits

The team at The Fertilizer Guy are the go-to experts for lawn and soil health in College Station. Our aeration service isn’t just a task; it’s a breath of fresh air for your lawn. By breaking up the soil, we create pathways for essential elements like air, water, and nutrients to reach the grassroots. This soil aeration fosters nutrient absorption, prevents water runoff, and encourages robust root growth, making your lawn resilient to Texas’ unique challenges, including drought.

Our meticulous aeration process is like strength training for your lawn, stimulating roots and enhancing nutrient uptake for a lush, green outcome. We tackle thatch accumulation head-on, ensuring water and nutrients flow freely for a vibrant lawn.

Beyond aeration, our tailored approach addresses College Station’s specific soil nuances, combating compaction, promoting microbial activity, and fortifying against pests and diseases. 


Graphic showing the benefits of lawn aeration in three stages: Before aeration, AFter Core Removal, and 6-8 weeks later

Types of Aeration We Offer

There are two types of aeration services we offer: liquid and core. Although we recommend aerating your lawn anytime after the weather starts getting warm, we start our aerations in late April and May.


Liquid aeration is a non-invasive method and involves the application of a spray or solution directly onto the lawn. This approach contains soil penetrants or wetting agents that break down compacted soil and enhance water absorption. The convenience of applying it as a liquid makes it quick to apply and doesn’t leave soil plugs on the lawn, offering a non-intrusive alternative to traditional mechanical aeration methods.


Core aeration is the aeration practice that most homeowners are familiar with in terms of professional aeration services. It involves a machine that removes about 1″ diameter soil plugs from the lawn. This allows the soil underneath to settle and reduce compaction which in turn, promotes root growth and nutrient absorption.


Pros & Cons of Liquid and Core Aeration

Liquid and mechanical core aeration are both very effective methods of treating soil compaction and making sure your grass gets the nutrients it needs. However, they both serve different purposes. It’s important to know which treatment might be right for your lawn’s health. Here are a few pros and cons of each.

Liquid Aeration

100% Coverage

Liquid aeration covers 100% of the area while core aeration can’t get to tight areas or places with shallow sprinklers and power lines.

Microscopic Treatment of Soil Particles

Liquid aeration uses organic material that treats even the smallest particles of your soil.

Additional Products Mixed in for Root Health

This treatment also uses bio-stimulants, soil conditioners, and fertilizer within the wetting agent.

No Damage to Tree Roots

With mechanical core aeration, there is a risk of the machine hitting shallow tree roots even with a 12″ buffer around the perimeter of obstacles.

No Risk of Damaging Sprinkler Heads

With liquid aeration, we don’t have to avoid or mark sprinkler heads as you would with traditional aeration.

No Risk of Damaging Sprinkler Heads or Shallow Fiber Lines

With liquid aeration, we don’t have to avoid or mark sprinkler heads or shallow internet fiber lines as you would with traditional aeration.

No Soil Plugs Left Lying Around

When finished, you won’t have any unsighlty soil plugs lying in your lawn.

More Affordable than Core Aeration

Liquid aeration takes less time to apply and therefore we’re able to pass the savings onto you.

Ineffective Against Heavy Compaction

Liquid aeration takes less time to apply and therefore we’re able to pass the savings onto you.

Core Aeration

Physical Breaking Up of Soil

If you have a serious compaction issue from heavy foot traffic, pet traffic, heavy mowers, or otherwise, then core aeration is the best fit for you.

Added Gypsum Application

After we core aerate, we will spread gypsum across the lawn which gets down in the holes and helps to flush out sodium build-up in the soil from city water use. Gypsum applications are beneficial anytime, but after aeration, they can take effect and do their job even more quickly.

Deeper Root Growth

Core aeration improves the ability of roots to dig deeper in compacted soil, making the grass stronger.

Potential Damage to Shallow Lines & Sprinklers

Core aeration machines use hollow spikes to drive into the soil. This can be hazardous for sprinkler heads, valve boxes, fiber internet lines, and anything else hidden in the lawn. It’s the customers responsibility to mark anything that can be damaged with landscape flags and calling 811 Dig TEST to mark fiber internet lines before we aerate.


Our core aeration cannot get everywhere. Some areas are too narrow and we must maintain a 12″ buffer zone near objects like concrete and trees in order to not damage our machines or your property.

Soil Plugs

Unlike liquid aeration, core aeration leaves soil plugs throughout your lawn that need to breakdown over time.

Does Not Address Soil Deficiencies

Core aeration does not address the soil deficiencies or condition of the soil in any way. It strictly loosens super compacted soil.

More Expensive Than Liquid Aeration

With our machines, we have to avoid obstacles and combe the entire property. this process takes significantly longer than a liquid aeration application.

Aeration is Only the Beginning

Aerating your lawn is the most effective when there is a maintenance and health plan put into place for your lawn. When you create optimal soil conditions for the roots of your grass to grow deeper and absorb more nutrients, you do the same for other invasive weeds and plants. Additionally, if you want to make your soil more nutrient-conducive, then you should consider supplying the nutrients throughout the year as well.  With the Texas climate, it’s easy for our soil to not get the nutrients it needs for grass to thrive.

We encourage you to take a look at our lawn fertilization and weed control services to make sure your aeration services don’t go to waste.

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