Aeration at CHIPS CLIPS LAWN CARE and Snow Removal

Aeration in Moorhead, MN

Lawns that have a high level of traffic may have moss plants that signal compaction. In this case, our team can use lawn care aeration to solve the problem. The goal of any aeration is to get air into the soil, loosening up clay and compaction. This improves drainage and bioactivity, and should help bring about better soil structure and deeper rooted, healthier grass. Core aerating machines attempt to do this by removing plugs of grass and soil.

Lawn maintenance service may also vary depending on if it is a residential or commercial property, location weather or seasonal patterns, and you’re overall landscaping. Our company specializes in full service lawn care services to give you that thick turf with vibrant color or keep your natural lawn looking well-kept. In promoting a healthy growing lawn environment, our specialists are trained to know the formulated balance of nutrients, minerals, and slow release fertilizers. Call CHIPS CLIPS LAWN CARE and Snow Removal today and let our professionals beautify your yard.


Dethaching is the process or removing Thatch from your lawn. As a general rule of thumb, up to 1/2 inch of thatch is O.K.. Remember, thatch can be good for lawns, especially during times of drought, water restrictions, and high heat, when it can act like insulation for the soil by providing a screen from sun light and help to hold in moisture. Conversely, thatch that accumulates in excess of 1/2 Inch can actually work as a disadvantage to your lawn by creating too much buffer between the soil and the grass, thereby preventing sufficient amounts of water, air, and nutrients (fertilizer) to reach the soil. Excess thatch can also encourage the proliferation of pests such a Chinch bugs, insects, and various lawn diseases and fungi. To help determine how much thatch buildup exists in your lawn, simply take a narrow wire or screwdriver and place it in the thatch until it reaches the soil. Then mark how high the thatch reaches up on the wire/screwdriver with your finger. Finally, hold it next to a tape measure or ruler to determine the depth. It's not rocket science, but it will do. If you find that there is an excess of thatch in more than one place in your lawn (usually more the 1/2 inch), then it might be time to dethatch. If you find in excess of 1 inch of thatch in your lawn, then you might seriously consider dethatching soon. Much like aerating, dethatching should be done when your lawn can best recover, usually not during times of drought, water restrictions, and heat waves. For most lawns this is either in the late spring or early fall.Give Chip's Clips Lawncare a call to check your turf to see if you have to much built up, or to perform a dethatching with our professional team and commercial equipment.

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