There’s nothing like a lawn. Large or small, urban or suburban, lawns are irreplaceable pieces of the fabric of American life. Our lawns are the welcome mats to our homes. They present our best face to visitors and neighbors, They frame our houses. They cradle our children. They connect our property with our neighbors, but also serve as our private green space.
Lawns give us daily contact with nature and are a symbol of our care. When well-kept, they are a sign of our commitment to order in the neighborhood.
We ask a lot from our lawns. We demand that they look good while we use them hard for entertaining, relaxing, and playing. This use—–and abuse—–is a challenge for the plants in the lawn, the turfgrasses.

This is where Greenway Lawn Aeration can help!

Professional lawn aerators and skilled lawn care technicians

Greenway-PowayLawns are our business, and as part being the best at what we do, we believe in educating our customers about lawn care. We hope you’ll appreciate this effort and will think of us for all your lawn care needs.

Lawns need aeration to improve the depth and extent of turf grass rooting, and to improve fertilizer and water use. Walking, playing and mowing are forms of traffic that compact soil and stress lawns. Raindrops and irrigation increase soil density by compacting soil particles and reducing large air spaces where roots may steadily grow.

Compaction is a condition that occurs primarily in the upper 1 to 1 1/2 inches of soil. Compacted soils have reduced air spaces and more resistance to root growth than non-compacted soils. Compacted soils are dense and cause water to puddle and run off.

Practically speaking, lawn aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to reduce soil compaction and improve soil aeration.

Aeration helps all lawns, especially those growing on compacted soils. Aeration allows better water uptake, enhancing fertilizer use and speeding up thatch breakdown.

Immediately after aeration, your lawn will be dotted with small plugs pulled from the soil. Within a week or two, these plugs of thatch and soil break apart and disappear into the lawn.

About 7 to 10 days after aeration, aerification holes will be filled with white, actively growing roots. These are a sign that the turf grass is responding to additional oxygen, moisture, and nutrients in the soil.

After aeration, your lawn will be able to use less water without showing signs of wilt. With repeat aerations, your lawn will show enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance, saving you water and money.

Lawn experts agree that all lawns benefit from twice annual aeration. Lawns on slopes or in extremely poor soil will benefit with 3 to 4 aerations annually.

Greenway provides this service for as low as $50 for most front lawns up to 1000 square feet, and only $80 for both front and back lawns of average size up to 2000 square feet. During your aeration appointment, we can also fertilize your lawn.

Remember, with Greenway Lawn Aeration, your lawn is serviced by trained professionals using modern, state-of-the art equipment.

Our equipment is safe on sprinklers, GUARANTEED!


Thatch is the dead and decaying layer of plant material that accumulates between the soil surface and the healthy blades of grass.
Although thin layers of thatch help reduce soil compaction and can actually increase durability of your lawn, too much thatch, built-up over several years can prevent light, water, oxygen and fertilizer from reaching your lawn’s root zone.

Most home lawns are subject to thatch accumulation, but if thatch is left unmanaged, it can cause serious maintenance and pest problems.

Prevent thatch buildup on your San Diego lawn

Although minimum twice yearly lawn aeration can help break down, and in some cases prevent thatch buildup, a thatch layer of one-half inch or more must be raked out—a tedious, back-breaking project for even the most dedicated homeowner.

Greenway Lawn Aeration provides professional dethatching services, using state-of-the art equipment that removes thatch that traditional raking would never be able to remove.

Depending on thatch thickness and grass type, dethatching is recommended every 1 to 4 years, with the cost ranging from $475 to $600 per 1000 square feet. Our service includes complete dethatching, rake up, removal and dump fees, and of course, a complete cleanup. Call us for a quote on your lawn.

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