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.

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 »

A lawn regeneration example in Exeter

By | 01/02/2019

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 »