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 fracture tine method of aeration, as we have found this gives the best results. Fracture Tine Aeration is the process of making deep and straight cuts in the soil allowing air, water and nutrients 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.
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.