Permanent floor aeration
Aerification is an effective way to aerate the soil and prevent waterlogging. This is usually done by poking holes in the ground using various types of spikes (spoons) and filling them with quartz sand. The disadvantage of this method is its short effectiveness, since the cavities of the quartz sand are quickly filled again by soil fines.
To aerify the lawn for a longer period of time, you can insert fleece strips (LITE-STRIPS) into the poked holes or sweep small fleece cubes (LITE-CUBES) into the holes together with quartz sand. Since these nonwovens consist of up to approx. 90% open, interconnected air pores, they can drain air and water very well on the one hand and also serve as a water reservoir. We recommend our Bio5 nonwovens for this application, biodegradable/compostable in about 5-10 years.
Areas of application:
- Golf courses
- Lawn areas
Water absorbed at the surface as well as air is conducted through the open pores of the LITE-STRIPS into the subsoil. This prevents matting and guides the roots deeper into the soil. By rapidly draining water from the surface into the soil, waterlogging and evaporation are reduced. This novel form of aerification offers many years of benefit.
In addition, the LITE-STRIPS can also be inserted into existing floors by means of slots. Also after compressed air ventilation (e.g. in trees), a simple and cost-effective permanent aeration by means of extra-long LITE-STRIPS is advantageous.
Due to the extremely high storage capacity of the voluminous LITE-STRIPS, plants are supplied with water for a long time and the intervals for artificial irrigation are increased strikingly.