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Fairway Lawn Service Provides Lawn Aeration & Moisture Management

Fairway Lawn Service does lawn aeration, and is an authorized Moisture Manager applicator. That’s all we do. In fact, we probably have aerated more lawns in the San Francisco Bay Area than anyone else. Fairway Lawn Service has provided lawn aeration for over 40 years. Fairway started in Los Altos, right down the street from where owner Max Todd went to High School. Our customers rely on us to aerate their lawns and apply Moisture Manager regularly. Our success over many decades speaks for itself.

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Aeration & Moisture Manager – Your Answer to a Beautiful Lawn

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  • Moisture Manager is an amazing new guaranteed water-saving product for lawns and plants.
  • Once applied (lasts 3 months!) and watered in, you can use up to 50% less water and keep your lawn and plants alive and green. Really!
  • If you’re watering between rainy seasons, you should have Moisture Manager applied to your lawns and/or landscaping.
  • Applied every 3 months, it can make a big difference in your water bill, and how your lawns and landscaping look. 
  • It can even prevent the loss of your lawn and landscaping during a dry spell or drought.
  • It costs less than a nickel per square foot to have it professionally applied, and it’s guaranteed or your money back! Read More..

A Message from Max, Founder Fairway Lawn Service

Over 40 Years Experience Aerating Lawns

Lawn Aeration is a treatment performed on lawns to help reduce compaction and improve air/water circulation. A very inexpensive way to determine if your soil is too compacted and in need of aeration. Use a screwdriver after your lawn has been watered and attempt to push the screwdriver down into the soil. If the screwdriver goes into the soil with almost no resistance at all, then there is no compaction problem that you should be concerned about. On the other hand, if it’s difficult to push the screwdriver into the soil, then we recommend you aerate your lawn for a healthier and greener lawn.

When you become a customer of Fairway Lawn Service, we will aerate your lawns twice a year automatically. Consistency is key to maintaining a healthy lawn. Call us with your lawn care questions. We will help even if you are not a customer!

Aeration is an inexpensive way to spruce up your lawn! 

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With Newly Scheduled Jobs We Provide Free Fertilizer!
20% Off Moisture Manager When You Order Aeration!

Regular aeration helps keep these pesky weeds in check.

Red Sorrel

Red Sorrel

Red sorrel is a persistent perennial weed that should be eradicated promptly because it spreads throughout the lawn area quickly. The controls that are most effective are made to young plants and plants that are growing new leaves. Control: Sorrel is controlled using Ortho Weed-B-Gon or Bayer Advanced All-in-One Lawn...
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Wild Violets

Wild Violets

These plants are the worst to try to pull because even the smallest root will propagate and make new plants. The good news is that they respond to the same weed killers as other broad leaved weeds. Control: Violets are easily killed using Ortho Weed-B-Gon or Bayer Advanced All-in-One Lawn...
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Mouse Ear Chickweed

Mouse Ear Chickweed

This weed has several variations, “mouse ear” and “common.” They are similar to all broad-leaved weeds in that they are controlled using broad-leaf weed killer. Control: Chickweed is easily killed using Ortho Weed-B-Gon or Bayer Advanced All-in-One Lawn Weed Killer, but you will need to spray several times to get...
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Ground Ivy

Ground Ivy

Ground ivy looks like giant mallow except that it has lobed leaves instead of serrated leaves. It has stubborn runners that are not easy to pull out. There are several types, but all are controllable when growing in turf. Control: Ground ivy is killed using Ortho Weed-B-Gon or Bayer Advanced...
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Black Medic

Black Medic

This weed looks like clover but it isn’t related. It was used as a medicinal treatment in ancient times and was the base for tonics and potions. Its leaves are smaller than clover and bigger than oxalis. It sometimes has a purple or darker color and usually grows in the...
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Oxalis

Oxalis

Don’t confuse this weed with clover – it’s MUCH smaller and has tiny yellow flowers. A relative of woodsorrel, oxalis is a woody herbaceous plant – unlike clover, which is a legume. Oxalis has a nasty habit: it has exploding seed heads! As each tiny yellow flower dies and dries...
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Spurge

Spurge

Spurge is a perennial plant that leaks a milky fluid when broken. There are several types of spurge including spotted spurge, which has a redder stem and a purple spot on each leaf. Spurge creates seeds below the mower’s blades so getting control is important. Control: Spurge is easily killed...
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Mallow (pennywort)

Mallow (pennywort)

Mallow is a perennial plant that resembles ground ivy. It spreads from a central root and can be successfully pulled out if there are not too many plants. Usually, there are stands that resemble dichondra. The leaf edges look serrated. Control: Mallow ivy is killed using Ortho Weed-B-Gon or Bayer...
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White Clover

White Clover

Clovers are broad-leaved weeds that are of the legume family. They produce their own nitrogen and are usually very green. Clover is a perennial plant that will grow anywhere but loves lawns due to the regular watering. Clover spreads in the lawn, producing burrs that contain seeds that can spread...
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Dandelion

Dandelion

Would you eat this weed? Many people do (dandelion greens) but they really don’t belong in a lawn! Dandelions are biennial plants that persist in turf for years. They are by far the easiest to control because they are susceptible to all broadleaf weed killers. A newer variation has a...
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Bermuda grass

Bermuda grass

Bermuda grass is not technically considered a weed, but many of us don’t like it and try to get rid of it. Some call it Devil’s grass and other derogatory names. Bermuda is a subtropical grass that always goes “dormant” in the winter. Since it came from tropical climates, it...
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Quack grass

Quack grass

Quack grass is a perennial and is difficult to control since they resemble turf grasses in their tolerance to herbicides. They tolerate close mowing, and can persist indefinitely. Even though they stay green all year long, they have different color and growth rates, so they are objectionable as turf grasses....
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Goose grass

Goose grass

Goose grass is a summer annual grass that can also be very annoying. It starts in spring, grows all summer, then dies in the fall. Control: Goose grass can be controlled two ways: spraying existing plants or preventing seeds using pre-emergent. Use Ortho Crabgrass Killer to kill existing plants or...
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Foxtails

Foxtails

Foxtails are a summer annual grass that can be very annoying. It starts in spring, grows all summer, then dies in the fall. There are several species of foxtails that grow in lawns, but they are all annuals. Control: Foxtails can be controlled two ways: spraying existing plants or preventing...
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Bent Grass

Bent Grass

Some people get bentgrass in their lawns and it looks like the image to the left. If the lawn is 100% bentgrass, there’s no problem, but when it invades a fescue or bluegrass lawn, it contrasts badly due to its fine texture and a different shade of green. Bentgrass is...
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Nut sedge / Nut grass

Nut sedge / Nut grass

This is really a sedge, not a grass. When cut, the stem has three sides. Pulling it up will do no good at all because there are small nut-like roots that break off and stay in the soil. The nuts can lie dormant for years and then sprout. It is...
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Crabgrass

Crabgrass

Crabgrass is an annual grass that starts in spring from seed, grows through the summer, then dies in the fall. Seeds are produced within two weeks from sprouting and continue all summer long. Plants are easy to pick if there are just a few. To pick crabgrass, run your finger...
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Poa Annua (Annual Bluegrass)

Poa Annua (Annual Bluegrass)

Poa Annua is an annual grass that starts in fall from seed, grows through the winter, then dies in the summer. It mimics lawn grasses because it looks similar to desirable grasses. It causes brown areas when it dies off in early summer (as soon as it gets warm). It...
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What Our Customers are Saying!

Mrs. JF, Hillsborough, CA

Your Moisture Manager seems to be helping our grass and shrubs a lot, and also, I think we've cut down 46% since 2014 in water usage but you've helped us skimp by and we've gotten a lot smarter about when and how much we water.
5.0
2018-06-04T13:02:25+00:00
Your Moisture Manager seems to be helping our grass and shrubs a lot, and also, I think we've cut down 46% since 2014 in water usage but you've helped us skimp by and we've gotten a lot smarter about when and how much we water.

Mr. PC, Mountain View, CA

I cannot believe what's happening in my neighborhood! Some people have given up watering entirely, but I want to save my small lawn if I can water less. The Moisture Mgr. you applied 2 months ago worked so well that I got a dirty note on my door that said my lawn was the greenest on the block and that I MUST be watering too much (I only water 10 mins. twice a week)!
5.0
2018-06-04T13:03:13+00:00
I cannot believe what's happening in my neighborhood! Some people have given up watering entirely, but I want to save my small lawn if I can water less. The Moisture Mgr. you applied 2 months ago worked so well that I got a dirty note on my door that said my lawn was the greenest on the block and that I MUST be watering too much (I only water 10 mins. twice a week)!

Mrs. MA, Los Altos, CA

At first, I couldn't believe there existed such a thing as Moisture Management (sp). I had you treat my yard in May, and it was way less expensive than I thought it would be. I followed your watering instructions on the website and now I use about 1/3 of the water I used before and my grass and plants still look ok! Please come again in three months - I LOVE this stuff!
5.0
2018-06-04T13:04:30+00:00
At first, I couldn't believe there existed such a thing as Moisture Management (sp). I had you treat my yard in May, and it was way less expensive than I thought it would be. I followed your watering instructions on the website and now I use about 1/3 of the water I used before and my grass and plants still look ok! Please come again in three months - I LOVE this stuff!

Mr. FB, Stanford, CA

I just wanted you to know that I am very happy with Moisture Manager. My yard and lawns look great even though I have cut my timer back substantially...
5.0
2018-06-04T13:06:49+00:00
I just wanted you to know that I am very happy with Moisture Manager. My yard and lawns look great even though I have cut my timer back substantially...

Mr. PO, Palo Alto, CA

My lawn is green, but not overtly so, which is amazing considering how little I water which is only twice a week. Thanks for being there. Please repeat treatments as you see fit.
5.0
2018-06-04T13:07:22+00:00
My lawn is green, but not overtly so, which is amazing considering how little I water which is only twice a week. Thanks for being there. Please repeat treatments as you see fit.

Mr. MC, Woodside, CA

I wish to thank you for telling me about MM. At first I was skeptical, but then I read about it and talked to you. That was last fall. Since then you have allowed me to reduce my watering so much I'm saving about $90 a month on my water bill, which was $205 a month. Quite a savings, and I don't feel so guilty having a bigger lawn.
5.0
2018-06-04T13:08:00+00:00
I wish to thank you for telling me about MM. At first I was skeptical, but then I read about it and talked to you. That was last fall. Since then you have allowed me to reduce my watering so much I'm saving about $90 a month on my water bill, which was $205 a month. Quite a savings, and I don't feel so guilty having a bigger lawn.

Mr. DK, Sunnyvale, CA

You were sure right about Moisture Manager. I adjusted my sprinklers like you told me and had you apply Moisture Manager after the Feb. rains and it really works! I hardly water my lawns at all compared to before and the difference is really clear. I want you to continue with the treatments every three months at (deleted address). Thanks!
5.0
2018-06-04T13:08:46+00:00
You were sure right about Moisture Manager. I adjusted my sprinklers like you told me and had you apply Moisture Manager after the Feb. rains and it really works! I hardly water my lawns at all compared to before and the difference is really clear. I want you to continue with the treatments every three months at (deleted address). Thanks!

Mrs. RS, Livermore, CA

We haven't had rain since February and my lawn looks great, thank you! I am only watering twice a week as you suggested and that seems to be working fine. It's been cooler so we'll see what happens when it gets hotter this summer. I am due for another application in May; please let me know when that will be.
5.0
2018-06-04T13:16:35+00:00
We haven't had rain since February and my lawn looks great, thank you! I am only watering twice a week as you suggested and that seems to be working fine. It's been cooler so we'll see what happens when it gets hotter this summer. I am due for another application in May; please let me know when that will be.

First time I have used this service to aerate and fertilize my lawn, which was done today. I'll be monitoring how my lawn performs over the next several months, of course, but I have to say that the personal touch of this company is great...something none of us have experienced in the last 20 years, at least. Sure, for us SV people, the website will appear to be "old school," but (1) I learned tonight that they are updating it, (2) regarding the old website, focus on the content, not the format or "look and feel"...substance and content are WAY MORE IMPORTANT than UX. I've been in SV for 30 yrs, and people tend to focus more on form than substance...substance and reality are #1, form is #2...but still important. The owner of this business, Max, returned my calls, gave me tips, and gave me highly personalized attention. Contrast that with getting support from Comcast or your wireless router company. Give these guys a try.

Greg P. Los Altos, CA

5.0
2018-06-27T14:36:55+00:00

Greg P. Los Altos, CA

First time I have used this service to aerate and fertilize my lawn, which was done today. I'll be monitoring how my lawn performs over the next several months, of course, but I have to say that the personal touch of this company is great...something none of us have experienced in the last 20 years, at least. Sure, for us SV people, the website will appear to be "old school," but (1) I learned tonight that they are updating it, (2) regarding the old website, focus on the content, not the format or "look and feel"...substance and content are WAY MORE IMPORTANT than UX. I've been in SV for 30 yrs, and people tend to focus more on form than substance...substance and reality are #1, form is #2...but still important. The owner of this business, Max, returned my calls, gave me tips, and gave me highly personalized attention. Contrast that with getting support from Comcast or your wireless router company. Give these guys a try.

Mike Antonini, 110 Broadmoor Dr. San Francisco

Max, I wanted to thank you for sending Esquivel to aerate my lawns. My gardener hadn't shown up for several weeks and my lawn was really tall. Esquivel mowed my lawn for me without hesitation so that he could aerate,and he did an excellent job. Enclosed is a $20 tip. Please see that he gets it.
5.0
2018-06-14T14:19:14+00:00
Max, I wanted to thank you for sending Esquivel to aerate my lawns. My gardener hadn't shown up for several weeks and my lawn was really tall. Esquivel mowed my lawn for me without hesitation so that he could aerate,and he did an excellent job. Enclosed is a $20 tip. Please see that he gets it.

Angie McDonald, 467 Cuesta Dr. Los Altos

Dear Max; I just wanted to say, my lawn looks beautiful! Your contractor is very friendly and all round great guy. Great team work! Thanks so much.
5.0
2018-06-14T14:21:39+00:00
Dear Max; I just wanted to say, my lawn looks beautiful! Your contractor is very friendly and all round great guy. Great team work! Thanks so much.

The Petersons

Esquivel Flores did a fine job. Hope you keep him.
5.0
2018-06-14T14:22:38+00:00
Esquivel Flores did a fine job. Hope you keep him.
5.0
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