Seattle Area Lawn Tune Ups

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Seattle Area Lawn Tune Ups2020-02-29T11:17:36-08:00

What is a Lawn Tune-Up?

A lawn tune-up is combining aerating, overseeding and starter fertilizer.


  • Promotes deep vigorous root growth.
  • Provides Individual germinating chambers for new seedlings.
  • Improves air to the roots and promotes deeper root growth
  • Breaks up hard clay soil
  • Saves on your watering bill
  • Stimulates beneficial microorganisms
  • Helps the seed germinate and become established
  • Creates a lush, thick, healthy lawn


  • Spring is a great time for overseeding.
  • I use only the highest-quality Golf Course Fairway Grass Seed.
  • Overseeding pays off with a thicker, more vibrant and healthy lawn.
  • Excellent choice for rapid establishment, disease resistance and traffic tolerance.


  • We use a special 60% slow release Starter.
  • Nourishes and protects your new seedlings and provides excellent lawn color throughout the season.
  • Promotes deep root growth with good color, while limiting turf growth.
  • Will not stain cement as most fertilizers do.
  • No herbicides, insecticides, or fungicides so it is not harmful to animals.
  • Will give your lawn good color without making it grow too fast.

Benefits of a Lawn Tune-Up?

What is the best time to do a lawn tune-up? Spring and fall are typically the best time for the lawn tune-up, it will bounce your lawn back from winter and summer damage.
Introduces new grass seed that is disease and insect repellent.

Our Best Value!

  1. Lawn Aerating promotes deep root growth
    Allows seed-to-soil contact
    Breaks up heavy clay and gets the fertilizer to the root zone easier.
  2. Over-seeding
    We use only the highest quality golf course seed grown specifically for Western Washington lawns. An investment in over-seeding pays off with a beautiful lawn.
  3. ?Starter Fertilizer
    We use a starter fertilizer with 60% slow release or pay a little more ($20) and have 5-4-5 composted organic fertilizer with rock minerals.
Seattle Lawn TuneUp FAQ2020-02-29T11:13:56-08:00

It is a three step process involving: Deep core aeration to open the soil, 60% slow release starter fertilizer to broadcast nutrients and food, and spreading seed over the primed lawn.

No, to include thatching is a separate service

The Lawn Tune-up is the most cost-effective and inexpensive preventative maintenance you can offer your lawn. It is commonly effective to repair winter or summer lawn damage, to keep your newly sodded lawn thick and healthy by promoting deeper root development, or to simply maintain the healthy lawn you may already have established.

Spring and fall are the best times for optimal seed growing temperatures (typically between 60-80 degrees). I recommend a Tune-up twice a year.

If you have large bare spots of soil or have already thatched your lawn, your grass will require extra seed not included in the standard Tune-Up price.

I apply up to 10lbs of seed per 3,000 sqft.
  • Cut you lawn down low, because you wont be able to cut it for several weeks after the Tune-Up.
  • Mark sprinkler heads, oil tank caps and (shallow) cable TV lines.

The seed needs to germinate so waiting at least 3 weeks will give it time to establish roots. Make sure to cut higher than normal, 3-4 inches, as the seed could be germinating in two different stages.

Seattle Lawn Aerating FAQ2017-03-24T10:40:09-07:00
Aeration is the process of mechanically removing cores of turf to improve the flow of air, water and nutrients in dense, compacted soil.
Aerating will allow your grass to grow healthier, greener and thicker. It will also help with drainage and allow air and water to reach the roots of your lawn.
I use a core aerator that extracts plugs of soil from your lawn. The plugs can be up to 2-3/4 inches long, depending on how compact your soil is.
Spring and fall are generally the best times of year to aerate your lawn. These are the seasons when your lawn is actively growing and you can overseed immediately afterwards. Many people also aerate in July to prevent localized dry spots and improve irrigation.
By aerating late spring you can encourage the roots to grow deeper, keeping your lawn green longer.
Houses built in the last 20 years have heavier soil compaction because of bulldozers, backhoes and big lifts used in the construction process. Most newly-constructed properties have little or no soil preparation. In new construction, the lawn is graded (all soil scraped and taken away) then covered again with 1 or 2 inches of soil. If you live on a property like this, add compost annually and aerate your lawn twice a year, then rake fine compost into the aeration holes. Over time this will change your soil profile.
Because clay soil is a very fine particle with very small pore spaces, air and water cannot move well through soil, which encourages poor root growth.
Aerating produces holes that act as a seed bed which helps to shelter the seed and encourages their germination.
On lawns with compacted soils or under renovation, it is beneficial to aerate twice yearly. With sandy soil, once a year aerating is recommended.
No. If you have clay, sand and clay can turn your soil into a concrete substance. I suggest adding an organic material such as a native soil or fine compost.

My aerator is 26″ wide so as long as you have a 27″ of space, we will be able to carefully make it fit.

Worms. Worms come in and provide passage ways for air to enter the soil which helps develope good fungi.

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