Time and use causes compaction in soils, which can then seriously damage the health of your lawn as air and water struggle to penetrate the ground. As the lawn suffers, weeds start to thrive, particularly Bindii which thrives on compacted soils. Compacted soils also cause drainage issues as the water stops being absorbed into the soil, causing erosion or even flooding.
You can test the compaction level of your soil by seeing how easily a screwdriver will push into your lawn. If it won’t push down, you have a compacted area!