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.

7 tips for autumn lawn care

By | November 23, 2018

Autumn is an important season in the year for your lawn. Autumn in the UK usually means cooler temperatures and rain. The lawn can look a bit sad and neglected as we retreat indoors. Autumn lawn care tips Here are the best things you can do in the autumn to give your lawn the best chance of surviving… Read More »

Question: Fixing patches of bare earth in lawn

By | December 11, 2018

I received this question as a comment on another question, but I though that it was a good enough to expand upon. Patches of bare earth is a common complaint with lawns. Dear Kris, I have a lawn that is not the best quality but in the past has been hard wearing. The lawn is open to three… Read More »