Tag Archives: Aeration

Aerating a lawn is one of the most necessary, but least carried out treatments you can do to your lawn. Aeration is the process of driving holes into the soil. This opens up the soil and helps water, nutrients and beneficial organisms down to the roots of the grass. The grass then grows stronger roots and a healthier lawn.

Aeration for your lawn

There are two types of aeration treatments offered by The Lawn Man.

Solid-tine aeration uses solid metal spikes to drive deep holes. This treatment is more suitable for healthy lawns which do not have a compaction problem. They just open up the soil and keep it fresh. It is also good as a summer treatment to help water penetrate and keep the grass healthy during a drought.

Hollow-tine aerating uses a tool which is shaped like a tube. This pulls a core of soil out of the lawn. This method of aerating is much better to relieve compaction and stresses in the soil, allowing the grass to breathe and grow.

Find out more about aerating your lawn and the benefits it can bring in these blog posts.

The easiest ways to improve your lawn this summer

So many people want a beautiful looking lawn to finish off their garden. As a lawn care professional, I see the same problems on lawns over and over. Many of these struggling lawns can be dramatically improved just with simple fixes. From my years of experience and a lawn care professional, here are my easiest and ways to improve your lawn this summer.

Question: Patchy lawn in colour and growth

I received this excellent question in July 2019. A patchy lawn is a common issue and the possible causes of this case are worth exploring further. Alex wrote: Hi Kris, I laid my lawn (turf rolls) almost exactly a year in July 2018. I prepared the surface and placed a rooting fertiliser before laying the turf. It was… Read More »