Tag Archives: Compaction

Compaction in a lawn environment occurs when the soil particles are pressed together through pressure. This can happen to such an extent that moisture and nutrients can no longer reach the grass roots. The roots of the grass also has difficulty growing through the soil. A compacted soil becomes stale and the grass growing within struggles to thrive.

Compaction in lawns

A compacted soil needs to be relieved through an aeration treatment. These treatments open the soil, creating channels and removing soil so that space is created around the grass roots. Grass roots can then receive water and nutrients and grow.

Compaction is one of the most common lawn complaints which I treat. This is because it is difficult to diagnose in a home lawn environment. Treating a compacted lawn involves expensive machinery which can be difficult to get hold of.

Find out more about compacted lawns, how to identify them and how to treat them in these blog posts.

Question: My lawn is rotting away?

By | December 11, 2018

I received this question from a reader called Tom in November 2018. Tom is concerned that his lawn is rotting away and would like to know why. This question arrived in the autumn following the drought and heatwave of 2018. Over the past 6 weeks my lawn has developed patches of what appears to be rotting grass, almost… 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 »