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.

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 »

Soil compaction and lawn aeration

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 »

A lawn regeneration example in Exeter

In the hot summer of 2018 I was called to a beautiful home in Exeter. The owner was having great difficulty with their lawn and had become thoroughly fed up with it. It needed a complete lawn regeneration treatment. This was the state of the lawn when I surveyed it in summer 2018: Problems with the lawn The… Read More »