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Decompaction with compressed air injections

Terrain_aerationAfter years of mowing, children playing, addition of further soils or dressings and perhaps incursion by tree roots over time, the soil can become impermeable.

In turn, compaction can occur at levels deeper than any garden fork or mechanical type spiker can alleviate and it may be necessary to adopt a more robust approach to aeration and decompaction.

When a crust or pan should form any deeper than 20cm it can lead to a variety of problems, including perched water tables - free drainage may occur below but an impenetrable pan or hard material can create a saturated layer below the root level.

The soil will become stagnant and airless causing new plant roots and the grass itself to suffocate.

It may be at times like these that it is worth considering a system such as the Terrain Aeration compressed air injection system. It looks a rather raw machine but none the less efficient way to force open the soil.

By releasing a blast of compressed air gas at very high pressure at the compacted depth, the panned soil is shattered, crazing the layer and allowing free passage of air to the roots. Any water that is perched will be free too drain away.

This system is also very beneficial around mature trees. The grass will benefit but also so will the roots of the tree.

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