Aeration

Aeration

Aeration...Let your lawn breathe, relieve compaction and helps reduce sub surface thatch.

OVERVIEW

Aeration can be completed in different ways, the type which is best for your lawn will depend on different factors including the time of year and soil conditions.

The purpose of aeration is to punch holes through any sub surface thatch and/or relieve compaction, allowing water and nutrients to pass into the root zone, which also aids gaseous exchange. This leads to improved drainage, ie stops water sitting in the thatch layer, leading to a drier top surface which discourages moss and disease.

Aeration can be completed in different ways, the type which is best for your lawn will depend on different factors including the time of year and soil conditions.

The soil will benefit from a less compacted structure enabling new root growth. New and strong root growth is a must for a strong healthy shoot.

 

Aeration

 

Below is short video clip explaining how we aerate:


The types of aeration are:
Hollow Tine (core aeration) – we remove plugs of soil from the lawn. (Longevity: Medium to Long - Repeat Annually or every 2-3 years dependent on your lawn conditions)
Solid Tine – using a "chisel tine" holes are sliced into the lawn and nothing is removed.  (Longevity: Short – will give a quick fix, but may prove beneficial after dry periods)
Spike – holes are punched into the lawn using a spike and nothing is removed.  (Longevity: Short – will give a quick fix, but may prove beneficial after dry periods)

At Greener Gardens we use the hollow coring method, as we have found this gives the best results. We aerate your lawn, rake up the cores and bag them ready for disposal.

We recommend over seeding with Green Velvet All Purpose Grass Seed by Barenbrug, to give that extra special finish, its available from our on line shop or van when we call.

Green Velvet Grass Seed

For more details on the benefits of over seeding.

The following treatments are beneficial when completing aeration;

  • Over seeding
  • Soil Improver.

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Office

  • 32 Mowbray Gardens,
    West Bridgford,
    Nottingham.
    NG2 6JN

Where we work...

We operate both North and South of the River Trent, many of our customers are located in: West Bridgford, Radcliffe on Trent, Bingham, Cotgrave, Tollerton, Keyworth, Ruddington and North of the River: Beeston, Chilwell, Wollaton, Bramcote, Nottingham, Mapperley and Arnold.

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