LAWN CORING / LAWN AERATING

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What Is Aerating?

Lawn and soil needs to be able to breathe in order to take on water and essential nutrients. Aerating is the process by which holes are inserted into the soil to break it up – removing thatch and weeds, and allowing the lawn to breathe. Aerating soil encourages new growth by allowing the maximum amount of oxygen, water and nutrients to reach the root level.

What Is Coring?

Coring is the best proven method of aerating soil. Coring gets its name from the process of removing thousands of 'cores' from the lawn, leaving holes that allow space for the root system to grow into. As well as making more room for the roots, coring makes it far easier for water and essential nutrients to reach the root system. The cores sit on the surface of your lawn like a top dressing, helping to preserve moisture until they naturally dissolve back into the soil.

What Are The Benefits Of Coring / Aerating My Lawn?

By breaking up the thatch and removing soil plugs, coring reduces water puddling on the surface of your lawn. This is beneficial not just for your lawn but also your water bill.

Your lawn is constantly growing. When a lawn is at its most healthy, new growth comes through to replace the older grass. Coring is the best way to make sure new growth has all the room, water, oxygen and nutrients it needs.

A strong healthy lawn means fewer weeds, less watering and more lush green grass. Healthy new turf grows into the cored-out spaces, making it more difficult for weeds to grow and spread.

Certain creepy crawlies can be good for your garden, but most are straight up pests. Once thatch has built up it doesn't take long for bug infestations to occur, which can ruin your lawn completely. Coring is an excellent solution to this problem.

What Is Compacted Soil?

Over time, soil becomes compacted and hard. Once this happens, your soil will actually start repelling water! As well as this problem, compacted soil makes it harder for roots to grow to their proper depth. Aeration, particularly through coring, breaks up the soil, making it less compact and providing more room for the roots to grow deeper and retain more water. Just like water, fertiliser is also wasted on compacted and thatch-ridden soil. This means your lawn isn't getting all the vital nutrients it needs to thrive, which can develop into an expensive problem over time. Coring means your fertiliser gets where it needs to be, and your lawn gets properly fed.

Should I Core My Own Lawn, Or Hire A Pro?

We are always encouraging of people to take the DIY approach to looking after their lawn, but coring is one of those exceptions where it is easier and less expensive to call us than to do it yourself. By the time you have hired the right equipment, figured out how to use it, and completed the job, you'll wish we'd done it for you. That's great, because we love to do it, and we love bringing people's lawns back to life.


We have the specialist equipment and know-how to get the job done perfectly – saving you the hassle and hard work involved. We always adapt our technique to suit the needs of each lawn, ensuring we get the best results, protect your reticulation system, and give your garden the royal treatment it deserves. Consider it an investment in a healthy rejuvenated lawn you can enjoy all year round!

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What your lawn looks like right after being cored / aerated