Core Aeration Services in Allentown, Bethlehem, & Lehigh County, PA | Green Turf Care
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Core Aeration Services in the Greater Lehigh Valley, PA area

Core aeration in the fall helps reduces soil compaction and allows water, oxygen, and nutrients to penetrate the soil. This encourage healthy grass growth for the upcoming spring and summer.

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Our core aeration services are available to customers in Allentown, Bethlehem, and surrounding Pennsylvania cities.

Mechanical core aeration, creates small holes in the soil so nutrients, oxygen, and water can penetrate the root system of yor lawn.

Core aeration machine at an Allentown, PA property.

During Lehigh Valley' spring and summer, your lawn receives more traffic. Regular mowing and heavy foot traffic can lead to compacted soil, and thatch build up. This can make it more difficult for your grass and its roots to breathe. Our lawn care providers solve this issue by offering mechanical core aeration during the fall. This process loosens the soil, offering a chance for nutrients to reach deeper into the soil.

Lawn Aeration is one of the most important cultural practices you can do for your lawn. The benefits are endless.

  • Improves airflow between soil and atmosphere
  • Enhances soil water uptake
  • Improves fertilizer uptake and use
  • Reduces water runoff and puddling
  • Stronger turfgrass roots
  • Reduces soil compaction
  • Enhances heat and drought stress tolerance
  • Improves resiliency and cushioning
  • Enhances thatch breakdown

We offer core aeration services to residential, and business owners in the Lehigh Valley region, including Allentown, Macungie, Emmaus, Bethlehem, and other nearby cities.


Core aeration creates small holes in your lawn by pulling up plugs of soil and thatch.

Mechanical core aeration machine.

The soil under your lawn becomes compacted after the spring and summer season in Bethlehem, PA. Compacted soil means your grass roots are not receiving key nutrients, thus your grass isn't as healthy as it could be. If your lawn has a layer of thatch buildup, then it's even more restricted. Thatch is a layer of dead grass and other lawn debris that accumulates on top of your grass.

Our mechanical core aeration process involves pulling up plugs of soil and thatch, creating holes in your lawn that are about 1/2"-3/4" in diameter. This opens up the soil and grass, leaving the plugs behind to break back down into your lawn.


Our fall core aeration is most beneficial to your lawn when we pair it with overseeding services.

We primarily offer fall core aeration because spring lawns are recovering from snowmelt and aren't as strong yet. Mechanical core aeration may damage a spring lawn, but for fall lawns, it's incredibly beneficial. We try to pair our aeration with overseeding, as this is the best way to foster healthy grass growth in the coming year. Other benefits of core aeration include:

  • Higher rate of seed germination
  • Strengthens your grass root system
  • Helps prevent lawn disease and insect damage
  • Allows air, water, and light to pass through the soil
  • Reduces buildup of thatch
  • Adds more nutrients to the soil as the aeration clumps break down
  • Ensures your lawn is adequately prepared for winter dormancy

If you're looking for spring aeration services, our lawn care company offers liquid aeration treatments.


Your newly aerated lawn will need some extra care for the next few weeks.

Illustration of core aeration and the benefits.

At Green Turf Care, we are the area's top-rated lawn care experts, thus we have carefully curated the best post-aeration practices. A newly aerated lawn is usually also overseeded and will require a bit of extra care for the first few weeks after aeration services.

Keep your lawn moist, but don't overwater it. We recommend watering it for about 10-15 minutes a day unless it rains. It may be tempting to rake up the soil plugs, but leave them where they are so they can absorb back into the soil.

Your lawn technician will consult with you about the best strategies for caring for your lawn after a core aeration treatment.


Is it time to have your lawn aerated? If you are located in the Lehigh Valley area we're ready to help.

If you're noticing your lawn isn't as green and healthy as it should be, it may need aeration services. Our team is ready to help you improve your lawn and property located in areas like Bethlehem, Allentown, Emmaus, Macungie, and more. Call us today at (484) 452-3595 to be added to our fall core aeration schedule!