Dealing with compacted lawns
Thu, 03 May 2018
Compacted lawns need to be aerated as this helps to promote healthy growth due to improving the drainage around the grass roots. You’ll know if your lawn is compacted because it will be rock hard, slow to drain after rainfall. Paths across the lawns are often quick to compact as they have had heavy foot traffic.
A good time to aerate the lawns is in the spring. Ideally you should remove plugs of soil using a hollow tine aerator. Alternatively, you could use a normal garden fork and push the spikes into the soil to a depth of about 7-10cm (3-4 inches) if possible. After the lawn has been aerated, fill the holes with sand.