Lawn Aeration Essex
Perfect Ground Solutions have been aerating damaged or dry lawns across Essex and surrounding areas for many years. Areas we have worked in include, Chelmsford, Colchester, Coggeshall, Brentwood, Basildon, Braintree, Clacton, Ongar and Epping.
Lawn damage and lawn health can often be related to the condition of the soil beneath it. Generally, among our first tests we do when taking over your lawn care, is to look at the soil beneath your lawn to understand the condition it is in.
The soil beneath all lawns requires as much, if not more, care and attention as the lawn itself. Soil contains a complex balance of fungi, flora, fauna and bacteria which help break down organic matter.
This process turns these materials into forms that can be taken up by plants and grasses as food. These processes are often aerobic meaning that they need a regular supply of air which needs to be able to penetrate the soil from above. If the grass is under regular footfall or machinery the soil beneath can become compacted. This can prevent both water and air from entering the soil.
Compaction causes the natural processes to be disrupted; roots struggle to penetrate and surface plants and grasses tend to grow slower or unevenly as a result.
The problem can be fixed by aerating the soil.
Our highly experienced team know when lawn aeration should be done and when it should not. For example, it cannot be carried out when conditions are too wet. If it is the lawn will be further compacted and greater damage will be done. Aeration can be undertaken at any time of year, provided conditions are right. It is important to understand that different soils respond to different machinery applications differently and DIY aeration is strongly discouraged.
Our team can assist in helping you understand what will improve your soil and when the best time to carry out the work would be, and we are adept at using a wide variety of aeration equipment to match with different conditions and soil types.
It is necessary to lift and create cracks within the soil without causing any visual surface damage or disturbance, hence soil conditions have to be right before we start.
For help or advice with soil aeration, please contact us today and one of our expert team will be able to help.