Category Archives: Hollow-Tine Aeration

A hollow-tine aeration treatment is a great way to improve any lawn.

All aerating treatments open the soil out, improving the root structure of the grass. Hollow-tine aerating is the extra process of removing a core of soil. This is helps to relieve any compaction in the soil.

These following posts detail the reasons for hollow-tine aerating, how to do it and the benefits you will expect to see in your lawn.

Soil compaction and lawn aeration

By | 08/02/2019

Soil compaction is one of the most common, but least known problems with lawns in the UK. Around half of the volume of a healthy soil is gaps and channels. These channels allow air and moisture to pass down into the soil, allowing it to “breathe”. Compaction is the act of compressing the soil so that these gaps are no longer there. Read More »

Top 5 ways to improve the look of your lawn

By | 16/01/2018

1:- Raise the cutting height One of the easiest ways to improve the look of your lawn is to raise the cutting height of your mower. Too many homeowners cut their grass far too short. They do this with the aim of getting it to look like a bowling green. This is a fallacy. You don’t have the… Read More »

Should I use hollow or solid-tines to aerate lawn?

By | 30/11/2012

So you have decided that your lawn is compacted, and would like to treat it with an aeration treatment. But should you hollow-tine aerate, or solid-tine aerate? Firstly, I’ll just explain what each version of the treatment is. Then go on to explain the merits of each. Finally then look at which you should consider for your lawn. What… Read More »