Soil aeration is an important part of a long-term lawn care regime. Footfall and heavy rain causes soil to become compacted over time, and tightly-packed soil makes it difficult for moisture and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass.
Aeration is a good way to combat this problem. By spiking small holes in your lawn, you loosen up the earth and make it easier for air and water to flow through the soil.
Not only will this help your grass to stay healthy, it will also improve drainage and reduce the risk of your lawn becoming waterlogged.
How often should I aerate my lawn?
We recommend aerating your lawn once every 2 to 3 years. Autumn is the best time to aerate - spiking your lawn in the spring can create favourable conditions for weeds and lawn diseases.
Aeration can be performed with a garden fork or a rolling lawn aerator. Lawn care specialists like Lawn & Weed Expert use professional machinery to spike lawns more efficiently.
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What will happen if I don't aerate my lawn?
If you don't aerate your lawn, the soil in your garden will become more and more compacted over time.
Eventually, this compaction will take its toll on the health of your lawn. There will be less room for water and nutrients to flow to your grass roots, and if it rains, your lawn may flood due to poor drainage.
To get the best possible results, we recommend combining aeration with a seasonal lawn maintenance regime that gives your grass everything it needs to flourish year after year. Call Lawn & Weed Expert on 0800 111 4958 to book your FREE lawn care survey!
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