Lawn aeration is important to have done every couple of years before overseeding and fertilizing.

Lawn aeration costs $35 to $150 for the average lawn, but you will pay more for larger ½ acre and 1-acre properties.

In most cases it cost about the same to hire a lawn aeration machine or DIY, so you might as well get a pro in to make light work of it.

What Determines Lawn Aeration Costs?

ServiceQuantityLowHigh
Lawn aeration costPer sq. ft.$0.015$0.019
Lawn aeration per 1000 sq ft1000 sq. ft.$15$19
DIY equipment hire4 hours$55$85
Lawn aeration labor cost1 hour$35$65
National average core aeration cost7,500 sq ft$112$142

To make a proper estimate of what you might need to pay for lawn aeration costs, you’ll need to do a proper evaluation of the job to be done. This way, you will be able to tell if it’s a good idea to either rent the aeration equipment and do the aeration yourself or outsource to a professional landscaping/lawn aeration company.

How Much Does Lawn Aeration Cost

The following factors will determine how much you pay for lawn aeration services in the USA:

Size of The Lawn

The $35 to $150 figure given above is based on standard lawn sizes in the United States. However, you still need to peg your cost estimate based on the specific lawn size you want to be aerated in terms of surface area. Most professional lawn aeration companies or landscapers will want to give a quote based on the size of your lawn.

StateAvg. lawn Size
Sq. ft.
Core Aeration (Low)Core Aeration
(High)
Countrywide average8,560$128$162
Alaska22,562$330$418
Alabama24,332$360$456
Arkansas29,450$435$551
Arizona6,500$97$123
California5,500$82$104
Colorado8,025$120$152
Connecticut19,525$285$361
Delaware9,000$135$171
Florida8,350$124$157
Georgia24,600$360$456
Hawaii20,422$300$380
Iowa9,250$138$174
Idaho11,150$165$209
Illinois12,307$180$225
Indiana11,780$165$209
Kentucky19,525$285$361
Kansas10,850$150$190
Louisiana41,974$630$779
Massachusetts12,544$180$228
Maryland8,125$121$152
Maine42,768$630$798
Michigan20,250$300$380
Minnesota12,500$187$237
Missouri10,980$155$195
Mississippi54,749$810$1,026
Montana71,576$1,065$1,349
North Carolina18,253$270$342
North Dakota9,462$141$178
Nebraska17,556$225$323
New Hampshire47,200$705$893
New Jersey8,250$123$155
New Mexico12,547$180$228
Nevada4,300$64$81
New York11,304