What is aeration?
Aeration is the mechanical process of punching small holes in your lawn (lawn spiking) or removing soil cores from your lawn (hollow tine aeration). We have professional aerating machines that move across the lawn surface punching metal spikes 2- 3 inches into the ground making hundreds of small holes. The spikes (or tines as we call them) can also be hollow to enable the machine to pull a soil core out of the ground.
Why aerate a lawn?
The purpose of aeration is to reduce soil compaction, reduce sub surface thatch and improve soil health by allowing, water, oxygen and nutrients to pass easily into the root zone, this procedure also improves surface drainage and aids gaseous exchange (healthy soil =healthy grass)
Soil, particularly heavy clay soils have a tendency to compact. The soil particles get pushed closer together by heavy rainfall and heavy traffic on the surface making it difficult for moisture and oxygen essential for grass development to flow freely back and forth from the surface to the roots leading to poor root development. Poorly developed roots lead to weak grass, poor drought and poor disease tolerance. Compacted ground can have serious consequences for any lawn but can be cured by simply aerating.
We recommend lawns are aerated on an annual basis – this process is part of our “standard lawn care program”.
Our Lawn Aeration Service is thorough, affordable and highly effective. Call us today and take advantage of our free Lawn Survey .
We also offer additional lawn care services which your lawn may benefit from. These include Seasonal Lawn Treatments, Lawn Scarification, Over-Seeding, Top-Dressing, Lawn Renovations and Driveway Weed Control.