Aeration

What is aeration?

Aeration is the process whereby small holes are made in the soil to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the soil profile more easily

We use specialist aerating machines that either makes use of hallow tines or solid spikes in the lawn, depending upon soil type.


Why do lawns need aeration?

Healthy soils are key to healthy lawns. Dense, compact soils lock away oxygen and prevent the release of nutrients and water to the root system. This can lead to water logging, a build up of unwanted thatch and a decline in the appearance of the lawn.


When is the best time to aerate?

You can aerate a lawn at any time of the year as long as the ground is not too soft that the machine sinks into the soil and not too hard that the tines cannot penetrate.

We carry out the majority of our aerations in the autumn, winter and spring months


General benefits of aeration:

  • Allows oxygen, air and water to penetrate the root zone, which produces new deeper roots
  • Relieves compaction in the soil, 
  • Improves surface drainage
  • Reduces moss encroachment
  • Increases microbial activity
  • Stimulates root growth and improves nutrient uptake
  • Increases stress tolerance to drought and diseases

 

Healthy soils are key to healthy lawns. Dense, compact soils lock away oxygen and prevent the release of nutrients and water to the root system.

Annual aerations are vital to the health of your lawn.  If you'd like to find out more about aeration - click here to read our blog about aerating your lawn

Contact Lawn Fix today about the right aeration treatment for your lawn.

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