Hollow Tine Aeration is the process of taking small plugs from the lawn, which is the best way of easing compaction and sub-surface thatch, allowing air, water and fertilizer penetration to the root zone. This is particularly effective at the beginning and end of the growing season.
Aeration can also help the lawn through drought stress conditions; enabling water retention in the crucial root zone.
Why does my lawn need aerating?
Over time most soils will become compacted, squashing the particles together and reducing the grasses ability to grow well. This compaction will itself cause a number of problems, it will increase the likely hood of the lawn becoming flooded or water logged. Compacted soils are much more likely to become invested with either weeds such as daisy´s or moss. The roots are unable to access the nutrient they require so the grass tends to be thin weak and pale in compacted soils.
If thatch is a problem in a lawn then the best way to reduce its impact on the turf growth is by Hollow Tine Aeration.
How often does my lawn need aerating?
A lawn cannot be over aerated as long as it is not damaged, the more often the better. As a rule Greensleeves tend to suggest that it is carried out between every 1 and 3 years but as all soil types / lawns and situations are different it is really something that needs to be discussed individually with your Lawn Manager.
Hollow Tine Aeration
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