Aerating is the single most overlooked and cost effective way to benefit your turf grass. Lawn aeration benefits soil, grass, roots, and keeps promoting healthy behavior for months to come. Compact soil makes it hard for roots to go deep into the soil. Aerating loosens soil and allows water, oxygen, and nutrients to enter the soil more easily. Furthermore, aerating reduces thatch in your turf. While having some thatch shades roots and keeps weeds in the dark, too much thatch can act as a barrier to keep water and nutrients out of the soil.

Gray and Grandpa strongly recommends anyone who is over seeding to have those areas aerated beforehand. Seed germination rate can greatly increase simply from being aerated. 



Aerating is best done in spring or fall when grass is growing vigorously and can recover quickly from the process. Avoid aerating during very wet or very dry conditions. Aerating when the soil is too wet may cause unnecessary damage to the turf, and dry soil will not be penetrated by the tines. 


Flag your sprinklers!

Aerating is a one machine, one man job that can take as little as 20-30 minutes. There are only 2 steps you need to take before we can aerate. One is keeping your lawn free of anything you want to keep. Pieces of metal can damage our equipment and anyone around us. Toys or other lawn accessories can easily be damaged or destroyed by the weight of an aerator. Second: if you have sprinklers, they will have to be marked. Sprinkler heads can take some time to replace and be very costly. Avoid unnecessary and expensive repairs by putting a flag by each sprinkler head a few days before a scheduled aerating. Flags may be purchased at general stores and home improvement store around Lincoln. 

Contact Us

Call/Text (402) 326-2663 or E-mail us at

Gray and Grandpa mowing Inc.

6342 seward ave, lincoln, NE 68507, us


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed