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Grass Aeration & Spiking Service

Soil – in particular heavy, clay-based soil – has a tendency to become compacted over time. The soil particles get pushed closer together by heavy rainfall and/or footfall on the surface making it difficult for moisture and essential gases to flow freely and reach the roots of your grass. This can lead to under-developed roots, weak grass, and poor disease / drought tolerance.

If your lawn has become unsightly as a result of soil compaction, our expert lawn aeration and spiking service is bound to help. Call 0800 111 4958 today to arrange a FREE grass aeration survey.

Will lawn aeration help prevent waterlogging?

Compaction caused by heavy footfall and/or rainfall can create slow-draining areas that hold water and form muddy puddles. Look for a sticky covering of paste-like soil on the surface of your lawn – if you see this, you may have a waterlogging problem.
Waterlogging relief can be achieved by aerating the soil to a depth of 4 inches, then filling the holes with sandy top dressing to act as miniature ventilation shafts. This will improve the flow of air and water to the grass’s roots and prevent water damage. Learn more about preventing lawn waterlogging here.

When should I have my lawn aerated?

Lawn aeration services should be carried out in the autumn with a potassium-rich feed used to assist root development.
After an autumn grass aeration service your lawn may look worse for a little while, but this won’t be the case forever. After a short period of recovery, your lawn should grow back looking stronger, healthier and more vibrant than ever! Sounds good, right?
To find out more about our grass aeration service, or to request a FREE lawn survey, please contact Lawn & Weed Expert today!