If the ground is not free draining then water will be held in the top layers of the soil, this keeps the grass roots high and makes your lawn susecptable to draught as well as lawn water logging. It Is Your Garden has the experience to solve your problems.
Our highly experienced landscape gardeners will either aerate your lawn to allow the water to drain deeper faster which encourages deeper rooting as well as oxygenating the soil and allowing nitrogen in to feed the grass, compact your lawn to make the ground firmer and cause excess water to run off, or in more serious cases create lawn drainage to draw excess water away when it rains. Normally a combination of lawn aerating and compacting will solve most lawn water logging problems, sometimes a lawn top dressing will also be recommended, or some additional plantings.
Many see scarifying as a last resort and think it is a rough process that damages their lawns. This is totally not true, and scarifying is in fact one of the most effective ways to revive your lawn. Scarifying is recomended every second year for most lawns, and fine show lawns should be treated every year.
Traditionally this was done by raking as hard and fast as you can to manually rip everything out of your lawn. Today we use a scarifying machine which has knives that can be set to cut varying depths into your lawn and do the work in a fraction of the time.
Here at It Is Your Garden our professional landscape gardeners know how to get the most out of this process for your lawns giving you a healthy lawn. On some lawns we would recomend a top dressing or overseeding to finish the process properly.