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Aerating a lawn in Winter

Aerating a Lawn One important winter lawn task is aeration - making holes in the lawn to alleviate compaction and to improve the passage of air in and out of the soil.

If the weather is mild and the surface conditions of the lawn allow the safe passage of an aerator, do not be scared to aerate your lawn over the closed gardening season. 

When lawn owners think of aeration, they always refer to 'hollow tining' which is the removal of a core from the surface of the lawn that should be removed with a more desirable soil ameliorated down the holes where the core has been removed.  What the majority of lawns require is deep 'solid tine' aeration where a cylindrical hole is made in the surface of the lawn and no core removed.

Too many a lawn treatment and care company alway insist upon hollow core aeration where the purpose of the task is to physically remove the core from the lawn's surface, only to leave the cores on the surface which is technically incorrect and we are not sure why they only perform hollow tinning rather than solid tining too.  Leaving the cores on the surface will compound the build up of thatch, the reasons why the cores were taken from the lawns surface in the first place.

Read more on the technical aspects of aeration, when and how to perform this important lawn care task.

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