Tag Archives: Hollow-tine Aeration

Hollow-tine aeration is the process of removing a core of soil from a lawn. This has the effect of relieving compaction, effectively letting the lawn “breathe”.

Hollow-tine aeration on a lawn

Aerating allows water to penetrate into the soil more easily. It also gives the grass roots more space and allows the exchange of gasses in the root zone.

A healthy root system gives rise to much healthier lawn. Healthy soil encourages beneficial bacteria in the soil and this brings further improvements to the grass as more nutrients become available to the grass plants.

Hollow-tine aerating is one of the most beneficial treatments you can apply to any lawn, but one of the least done.

Question: Difficult north facing town house lawn

I received this question in January 2018 by a reader Mike, who asks about his town house lawn. I have just moved into a town house with a north facing back garden. The soil in the back garden has a lot of clay. The current grass is not doing well, and the ground is very soggy, wet, and… Read More »

Question: Timing of lawn treatments

I received this question in January 2018 from a reader who is worried about the timing of lawn treatments. She is planning on opening her garden to the public for a day. My lawn was laid approx 18 years ago with good quality turf. The turf was laid on heavy clay soil and has been well looked after… Read More »

Top 5 ways to improve the look of your lawn

1:- Raise the cutting height One of the easiest ways to improve the look of your lawn is to raise the cutting height of your mower. Too many homeowners cut their grass far too short. They do this with the aim of getting it to look like a bowling green. This is a fallacy. You don’t have the… Read More »