Does my lawn need aerating?

Hollow tine aeration¬†involves the removal of hundreds of tiny cores from your lawn, allowing it to “breath.” This is the most effective way of reducing compaction within the root zone. Compaction restricts the development of strong roots, which is detrimental to the growth of a healthy lawn.

Hollow tine aeration also reduces the sub-thatch layer. In drought conditions an increase in hydrophobic soil and mycelium fungus, which repels water leaving the grass dry, can result in dead looking patches on the lawn. Aeration will help improve this condition.

Cores are usually left on the lawn to break down. At an extra cost they can be removed. Alternatively, allow to dry out and then mow the lawn. This breaks the cores down and provides a light top dressing.