Aeration and spiking
Soil, particularly heavy clay soils has a tendency to compact. The soil particles get pushed closer together by heavy rainfall or traffic on the surface. This makes it difficult for moisture and gases essential for grass development to flow freely back and forth through the soil to the roots and surface, leading to poor root development. Poorly developed roots will result in weak grass, with poor drought and disease tolerance.
Compacted ground can have serious consequences for any lawn but can be cured by simply aerating the soil. At Expert Lawn Care we can easily aerate your lawn and relieve compaction. We have professional aerating machines that move across the lawn surface punching metal spikes 2- 3 inches into the ground making hundreds of small holes in the lawn. The spikes can be hollow to enable them to pull a soil core out of the ground which helps remove troublesome thatch as well as aerating the ground. Lawns should be regularly aerated to ensure that the grass roots are healthy and can develop.
Contact us and we will arrange a convenient time.