What’s it all about?

The purpose of aeration is to punch holes through any sub surface thatch and relieve compaction, allowing water and nutrients to pass into the root zone. This leads to improved drainage by allowing water to penetrate the thatch layer, leading to a drier top surface which discourages moss and disease.

At Joe’s we use the hollow coring (hollow tine) method of aeration, as we have found this gives the best results. Hollow Tine Aeration is the process of taking small plugs from the lawn allowing air, water and fertiliser to penetrate to the root zone. This is particularly effective at the beginning and end of the growing season, however at Joe’s we always recommend carrying this out in early Spring. We aerate your lawn, rake up the cores and bag them ready for disposal.

Why does my lawn need it?

Aeration… Let your lawn breath…

Aeration is an effective way to improve drainage and ensure oxygen supply to the grass roots. This procedure is vital to the removal and continued control of moss. The soil will benefit from a less compacted structure enabling new root growth which is a must for a strong healthy shoot. Aeration can also help your lawn through very dry weather periods by enabling water retention in the crucial root zone.

Aeration is available as either a one-off treatment or as part of our annual treatment programmes.