Tag Archives: Hollow Tines

Hollow tines are machined metal prongs which are used to drive holes in a lawn to relieve compaction and aerate soil.

In a lawn care scenario tines can be either solid, slit or hollow.

Hollow tines in lawn care

A hollow tine is a metal tube which pulls a core of soil out of the lawn. This is used to open up soil and keep the grass fresh. Hollow tines are most often used on compacted lawns to refresh and revive them. They are great at relieving compaction and getting a struggling lawn back to its best.

A hollow tine can come in a variety of sizes for different lawns. Your lawn care expert will be able to advise which is best for your lawn.

Question: Difficult north facing town house lawn

By | 03/02/2018

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 »

A lawn regeneration in Hale, Cheshire

By | 13/02/2014

I am often asked if I have any photos of lawns which I have worked on, so I have put together this slideshow showing the usual lawn regeneration process, bringing a really poor quality lawn back to its best. A lawn regeneration slideshow: If you are interested in me helping you bring your lawn back to life, get… Read More »

Should I use hollow or solid-tines to aerate lawn?

By | 30/11/2012

So you have decided that your lawn is compacted, and would like to treat it with an aeration treatment. But should you hollow-tine aerate, or solid-tine aerate? Firstly, I’ll just explain what each version of the treatment is. Then go on to explain the merits of each. Finally then look at which you should consider for your lawn. What… Read More »