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Soil Aeration, Coring & Dethatching

We can dethatch, core and aerate any size area. We have different machines to take care of home and commercial lawns, golf courses, croquet and bowling clubs, school grounds and sports fields.


Thatch is a layer of living and dead plant material that can build up between the plant leaf and the soil surface of your lawn. Excessive amounts of thatch can cause damage by harbouring disease and insects and promoting poor drainage and weed growth, resulting in an unattractive lawn. Left untreated, thatch will eventually destroy a lawn. Dethatching is the process of removing large amounts of thatch that will give your lawn a new lease on live. Dethatching should be carried out regularly, preferrably during the autumn. After dethatching we recommend applying fertiliser and over sow with grass seed if needed. We have machines to dethatch any size lawn. Your lawn won't look that great for a couple of weeks after a good dethatching but the bigger the mess the better your lawn will look when it has recovered.


When a lawn is struggling to perform at its best it can often benefit from coring. Like dethatching, coring will also remove thatch and aerate the soil. Our coring machines have a series of hollow tynes that remove plugs of soil from the ground. This process helps to relieve soil compaction and improves the flow of air, water and fertiliser nutrients through the soil and root zone. After coring, the core holes can be left open or be filled with fresh topsoil and/or fertiliser.

Regular coring of golf course greens and sports grounds is an intergral part of regualar maintenance and should be done annually.

Soil Aeration

Over time soil becomes compacted. Aerating alleviates the compaction allowing air, water and nutrients to flow through the soil. We have aerating machines that can aerate large areas in record time and we can also attach a seeder so aerating and seeding can be done at the same time. Once the area has been mowed you won't be able to see where we've been. Sports ground aeration needs to be carried out annually to cope with the use these fields take.


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Croquet Green Coring

Croquet Green Coring

Croquet Green Coring

Croquet Green Coring