Aeration is one of the most beneficial mechanical procedures, besides mowing, that you can give to your lawn in order to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate into the soil, improve bacterial activity and reduce thatch. Aeration improves drainage and encourages the grass to not only root but root deeper, producing a stronger and more drought tolerant lawn. Reducing the thatch layer and improving the quality and density of the grass in the lawn is also a great way to keep moss at bay. A lawn requires aearating on a fairly regular basis especially when the soil has compacted which typically occurs in areas that receive the most wear such as around childrens play areas and along established pathways. When soil is compacted the soil particles are squeezed closer together which means that air and water can't penetrate resulting in a dull unhealthy lawn. Hollow core aeration removes hundreds of finger sized cores from the soil effectively de-compacting the soil and allowing a healthy supply of air and water to the grass roots. Aeration is a simple but back breaking task that involves driving either solid or hollow spikes several centimetres into the lawn surface and Lawn Style use professional aerating machines to accomplish this.