Tag Archives: Soil

Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids and organisms that together support life. It has four important functions: a medium for plant growth; a means of water storage, supply and purification; a modifier of Earth’s atmosphere and it is a habitat for organisms. All of these functions modify the soil.

Healthy soil means a healthy lawn

Keeping the earth under a lawn healthy is the most important part of caring for your lawn. Preventing compaction, keeping it topped up with nutrients and allowing water and gasses to penetrate is extremely important.

Find out more about how to achieve a healthy base to your lawn in these lawn care articles.

Soil compaction and lawn aeration

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 »