Lawn aerating - crucial service if you require a beautiful lawn
Over here in Reading / Berkshire a very common soil type is clay, if not heavy clay. Clay soil is a good base to build on, but you can't just leave it to itself.
What are clay soils like?
- high in nutrients
- in winter clay soils are wet and cold
- in summer clay soils can get extremely hard and dry
I do recommend to mix clay soil with lots of compost ( 50/50 ratio ) that help with drainage. It's easily achieved when setting up new areas / flower beds, but what if we have a lawn sitting on
heavy clay soil ? We could still make considerable improvement and lawn aeration is one of them!
LAWN AERATION - are there any benefits of it?
Main benefit of lawn aeration is opening up the soil which leads to reduction in soil compaction and drainage improvement.
Decompaction, better drainage, better air penetration - these are all benefits of lawn aeration which in my opinion is a best service you can offer your lawn to improve its appearance !
LAWN AERATION vs other lawn treatments / chemicals
Aeration is a mechanical process, no chemicals are being used. In my opinion it really is a best service you can get for your lawn. Unless PH level of your soil is beyond an optimal spectrum for grass growth of 5.5 - 7 there really is nothing better.. but wait .. there's chemicals...You might think I can buy lawn fertilisers, herbicides, moss treatments and yes indeed you can! Using these chemicals will surely help your lawn quickly, BUT it is only a short term solution. Once you stop these treatments your lawn will quickly go back to what it looked like before.
Let me paraphrase..
Chemical lawn treatment is like a bodybuilder on steroids.. You're not building strength in your lawn to make it withstand everyday stress. Chemicals will make your lawn look good but
they won't make it feel healthy and you will constantly need to spoon-feed your lawn.
GIVE YOUR LAWN A CHANCE TO BE BEAUTIFUL AND START AERATING IT !
Do we offer this service ?
Yes ! We do offer an affordable lawn aeration service ! and our prices start from 50£ for a single treatment
Aerating if done correctly and unlike lawn mowing is only required twice / possibly once a year.
We offer lawn aeration service either as a one-off or as part of our regular maintenance visits.
Please do contact us if you require more information or if you would like to book our lawn aeration service
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