Our Services

Aeration

Aeration commonly refers to the process of using mechanized equipment to either puncture the soil with spikes (spike aeration) or remove approximately 1″X 2″ cores of soil from the ground (core aeration). Aeration may be overlooked when trying to restore a lawn but is vital to bring it back to health. It improves drainage and reduces puddles formation.

Ground Effects has found that core aeration is most effective for our local hard clay soils. Core aeration has been shown to assist in reducing turf compaction, reducing thatch buildup, improving the infiltration of water/nutrients, and creating an environment where grass seed can have direct contact with the soil.

Power Raking

Power raking is a gentle process design to tear out only the grass material at the surface of the soil. Power raking is seen as an easier and more efficient option than dethatching. Because the blades only cut the surface of the grass, it aerates the lawn and helps get rid of dead matter without destroying the healthy grass.

Dethatching

Dethatching is done using a power rake machine, only the blades are different and usually set to a much lower level so that they dig into the soil and tear up dead grass material. This removes much more lawn material and requires a lot of cleaning up afterward.

Fertilization

Ground Effects offers year round fertilization. We offer a variety of products including crabgrass prevent, spring mix, summer mix including weed mitigators and for fall and winter months we offer winterizers.

Sod Installation

When installing a new lawn we will ensure all existing weeds and grasses are sprayed and removed. Next we will work the existing soil to grade or add new soil if needed to ensure the proper water retention and run off for your specific property.

Prior to sod installation we will bring in a high nutrient soil mix. We have found this soil works very well with new sod and helps with new root formations that usually have a hard time with our local clay soils. Ground Effects purchases all sod from a local sod company. Many varieties of sod are available depending on our client needs.

Once the sod is installed we will roll the sod to mitigate any bumps. Fertilizer will be applied and a watering scheduled will be discussed with our customer.

Other Services

  • Residential/Commercial Mowing
  • Custom Design Outdoor¬†Spaces
  • Custom Design Patios
  • Landscape Design
  • Trimming
  • Edging
  • Aeration
  • Power Rake
  • Fencing
  • Sprinkler activation / Blow outs
  • Weed Mitigation
  • Spring/Fall Cleanup
  • Leaf Cleanup Bush Trimming
  • Tree and Bush Install/Removal
  • Rain Gutter Cleanout
  • Hauling
  • Snow Plow / Snow Removal

Grounds Effects has effectively been providing these services for over ten years. It is very important to have a qualified professional perform this service to avoid potential harm to your lawn.