What is Aeration?
Lawn Aeration is the process of poking small holes in your soil so that the grass can receive water, air, and the vital nutrients it needs to grow as healthy as possible.
If your lawn needs aerating, you may find the soil is hard to touch, waterlogged lawn when it rains, and your lawn is spongy underfoot.
The benefits of Lawn Aeration are:
- Relieves compaction in the soil.
- Thins out below-the-surface thatch.
- Reduces/removes the moss loving environment.
- Allows air, water and essential nutrients to reach the root zone.
- Encourages root development.
- Improves the lawn’s ability to cope with drought and disease.
- An overall healthier lawn.
At GreenThumb we offer both Hollow-tine Aeration and Fracture-tine Aeration.
Hollow-tine Aeration is the process of removing thousands of cores from the lawn by poking small holes into the soil with a hollow-tine aerator, removing small plugs of soil and thatch.
Fracture-tine Aeration involves cutting tiny slits into the lawn with an aeration machine. With the twist of the blade, the tines act as a small spade, fracturing the soil and adding air. No soil is removed during this process so no cores are left on the lawn.
Aeration is an essential part of a good annual Lawn Care, which is why we include a Lawn Aeration Service with both our Standard and Ultimate Treatment Programmes. We also recommend for a healthy, green lawn you have Scarification completed after having your lawn aerated.