Lawn Aeration is the process of punching small holes in your lawn (lawn spiking) or removing soil cores from your lawn (hollow tine aeration). These processes help improve surface drainage, relieve compaction and encourage a strong healthy root zone.
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 of the soil to the roots leading to poor root development. Poorly developed roots lead to weak grass and poor drought and poor disease tolerance. Compacted ground can have serious consequences for any lawns but can be cured by simply aerating the soil helping air, fertiliser and water reach the roots thus benefiting the grass. Lawn Therapy can easily aerate your lawn and relieve compaction. 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 in the lawn. The spikes can also be hollow to enable them to pull a soil core out of the ground which helps remove troublesome thatch as well as aerating the ground. Lawns should be regularly aerated to ensure that the grass roots are healthy and can develop.
Lawn Therapy recommend that lawns are spiked every 1 – 2 years and hollow tine aerated every 3 – 4 years but this can alter depending on your soil type and the amount of traffic across your lawn.
Heavy soils will become compacted and need to be hollow tine aerated to reduce the effects of the compaction in the soil and can be top dressed with a 70% sand loam mix to improve soil ventilation.
We also offer additional lawn care services which your lawn may benefit from. These include seasonal lawn treatments, aeration, overseeding, top dressing, garden pest control, grass disease control, Lawn Re-Turfing and driveway weed control.