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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: Lawn repair after cows invaded garden

I received this question by email in January 2017. It is about an unusual garden invasion from cows, and if the company repairing the lawn is going about it correctly Lawn care question Hi Kris, Sorry to bother you but you appear to know about lawns! About 12 weeks ago 20 cows got into our garden and had… Read More »