Soil becomes compacted when too much weight forces the natural air and water fissures that are vital to a healthy soil to collapse and close. This can happen in parks, gardens and woodlands as well as on development sites and public open spaces.
There are several negative consequences that arise from a compacted soil. Drainage becomes an issue and waterlogging may occur. Grass, shrubs and trees will not be able to Air, water and nutrients will be less available to grass, shrubs and trees and their health and vitality will decline. Disease problems such as Phytophthora root rot are more likely to occur.