A typical characteristic of a waterlogged lawn is a sticky covering of paste like soil sitting on the surface. Compaction caused by steady footfall or even heavy rainfall result in slow draining areas that hold water and form puddles. Relief can be achieved by penetrating the soil to a depth of 4 “ then top dressing — filling the holes with sandy top dressing to act as mini ventilation shafts improving the flow of water and air to the roots. Work should be carried out in the autumn as opposed to the spring and a rich feed of potassium used to assist root development.
Aeration and Top Dressing assists by improving surface drainage. More serious cases may require land drainage.