Lawn Aeration Hertfordshire
We have been aerating damaged or dry lawns throughout Hertfordshire for many years. Areas we service include, Hitchin, St Albans, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Cheshunt, Hemel Hempstead and Ware.
It is commonly the case that lawn damage, lawn health and lawn care is related to the condition of the soil beneath it. Among the first tests we do when taking over your lawn care, is a proper test of the soil which tells us a lot about the best way to care for your lawn.
An often-overlooked fact is that soil requires as much, if not more, care and attention as the lawn itself. The soil beneath all lawns require 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 of the soil to be disrupted; roots struggle to penetrate and surface plants and grasses can have their growth adversely effected, lawns can become patchy or dry.
The problem can be fixed by aerating the soil to improve its health.
Our expertise and experience gives us confidence to say we know when lawn aeration should be done and when it should not. It cannot be carried out when conditions are too wet, when the soil is wet the aeration machinery will in fact further compact the soil, causing further damage. The process of aeration can be undertaken at any time of year, provided conditions are right and it is vital to understand that different soils respond to different machinery applications differently. As a result, we strongly discourage any non-professional aeration is done.
We work with you to help you understand what will improve your soil and when the best time to carry out the work is. We have a wide variety of aeration equipment at our disposal to best use for different conditions and soil types.
It is necessary to lift and create vertical cracks within the soil without causing any visual surface damage or disturbance, this is why it is so crucial that soil conditions are 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.