The benefits of aeration

What is aeration? Lawn aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots.

Why aerate? It alleviates soil compaction which inhibits the lawn from growing properly. Areation helps the roots grow deeply and promotes a stronger, more vigorous lawn.

Solid or Hollow tine? Solid tines simply poke holes into the ground. allowing air to reach the roots giving a stronger and healthier plant. Whereas hollow tines remove a core or plug of grass and soil, this is mainly used where lawns have heavy use and become compacted. The removal of the plugs helps to ease this compaction.

When to aerate? The best time for aeration is during the growing season, when the grass can heal and fill in any open areas. Ideally aerate the lawn with a cool season in the spring or autumn.

What to do after aeration? It’s good practice to feed a lawn after aeration. This will help to put nutrients into your grass roots and help promote a healthy lawn.

We charge £40.00 for a lawn up to 50m2 for solid and £50 for hollow tine. If you are interested and would like a no obligation quote to aerate your lawn, please contact us.