Dunwoody Lawn Aeration

Dunwoody Lawn Aeration available this weekend, starting at just $100.00!  Contact Declan Heneghan – DHS Academy of Finance.

From Heneghan’s Dunwoody Blog: My youngest son Declan is a Senior at Dunwoody High School and is enrolled in the Academy of Finance where part of the class is starting your own business.  Declan and his friend Steven Crespo have paired up to start a lawn aerating business and are now taking reservations for this weekend (Saturday & Sunday, October 14 / 15th). 

In order to achieve and maintain a beautiful lawn, you should employ basic lawn care practices such as properly mowing, fertilizing and watering. It is also important to ensure that nutrients can reach the soil beneath your grass. Aeration can be an extremely vital element to a healthy lawn because it allows air and water to penetrate built-up grass or lawn thatch. The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Excess lawn thatch or heavy organic debris buried under the grass surface can also starve the roots from these essential elements. If you have ever tried to aerate your own yard, it is a lot of work. Renting the unit, hauling it on a truck, removing the heavy machinery from your truck, having the machine drag you around your yard (my knees can’t take it), cleaning the machine prior to return, refueling, and returning to the store. The boys are offering a wonderful service at a great price and are hoping to be very busy! As weather is forecasted to rain this week, the boys are renting one of the best machines on the market whereby the aeration will remove soil plugs approximately 2 — 3 inches deep. This soft soil will pull wonderful plugs. Once the aerating is completed, you the homeowner just need to spread some seed and maybe a little fertilizer or lime and your lawn will look better than ever in a few weeks. This is what the boys will provide. They will walk your yard looking for hazards such as water boxes, exposed sprinkler heads ect; in order to attempt to miss them. Boys are not responsible for hidden hazards below grade. One boy will be running the machine, while the other is evaluating the job completed, pointing out places missed and then the boys switch tasks running the machine and judging the work. Once a number of passes have been completed over the entire yard and both boys (and you) are satisfied with the quality of the work; they will move to their next customer. Prices are as follows, for a typical Dunwoody front yard with average slope the cost is only $100 Corner yards with a front and a side are $125 as are yards with a heavy slope. Large yards with a heavy slope might be more so please discuss with the boys prior to start. If you are interested in aeration, please send your name and address to email Declan at Declan@declanheneghan.com or you can send a Facebook messenger note or a text to 770-634-2083. The boys are planning on working all day Saturday & Sunday and will pick the day and time based on weather and job consolidation. Once they receive your request, they will confirm the requested work order. Once the job is completed (or you can pay in advance), you can pay in cash or via Venmo at the link below and if you believe the boys did a great job and worked your lawn with care, please feel free to throw the boys a little extra as this fundraising effort is to defray the costs of attending the DHS Field Trip to New York City in November. Thanks.


PS: I, Councilman John Heneghan will be the boys driver for the weekend therefore I am happy to fill the 30 plus minutes of time chatting about anything that you may be interested in chatting about.  I guess I am just an added bonus if you would like to talk during the boys time servicing your lawn.  PSS: fyi I am always available to talk – you don’t need to do this, to do it.  Just reach out, 678-491-8228.


Declan Heneghan
(770) 634-2083