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How it Works

Step 1: Request a Quote(s)

You can REQUEST A QUOTE from our full list of qualified soil quality restoration contractors, or you can contact a selected contractor from this CONTRACTOR LIST directly.  
The selected contractor(s) will provide you an estimate to complete the work. 

Step 2: Select a Contractor

The selected contractor(s) will provide you a written estimate for completing the work.  You will need this estimate to get approval from the County. 

Step 3: Submit Your Application to Johnson County

Reimbursement for soil quality restoration must be approved by the County prior to the work being completed.  You can COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION online, or download the form and mail it, along with the completed estimate.  Funding through this program is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified within two weeks of your application submission if you have been approved for participation in the program.

Step 4: Complete the Soil Quality Restoration

Aeration - Your selected contractor will work with you to find a date to commence the work.  The contractor will start with aerating your lawn, using equipment to pull soil plugs out of the ground to create temporary holes.  The plugs will be left on the lawn surface and will break down as part of the second step. 

Compost Application - After aeration, the contractor will add compost to your lawn to fill the holes created by the aeration.   The compost adds nutrients that are critical to the health of your lawn. 

Your contractor will advise you on how much to water, and when.  A County staff member will make a quick visit to your home to verify the work has been completed.

Step 5: Submit Materials for Reimbursement

Submit a copy of the invoice for the completed service to the Johnson County Soil Health Program.  The County will provide reimbursement within 30 days of verification. 

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