Scarification

Lawn Scarification

Thatch spoiling the look of your lawn?  If so, Lawn Scarification is the best solution. 

Lawns should regularly be scarified to avoid thatch, a layer of decaying organic matter on top of the root zone. Moderate thatch is beneficial but too much thatch will have a detrimental effect on the grass by reducing the availability of moisture and nutrients. The resulting effect is weak growth, leading to a poor quality lawn.

Thatch is removed from the lawn’s surface by Scarification. This process is carried out with a powerful scarifier, which drives sharp blades just into the thatch. As well as removing thatch, scarification also provides an element of aeration, and will also reduce sponginess, if present in the lawn. After the scarifier has done its work, the thatch is moved to the surface of the lawn. It can then be raked and bagged for disposal or composting.

The correct time to scarify your lawn is important; the process should only be carried out when the grass is actively growing in Spring or Autumn, allowing the lawn time to recover from a stressful process.

Scarification provides a great opportunity to invigorate your lawn. New grass seed can be over-seeded into your lawn afterward promoting quicker recovery and thickening your lawn.

If you would like to discuss how scarification can improve your lawn, why not take advantage of the Lawnscience lawn review service? One of our fully trained, lawn care professionals will be happy to arrange a free lawn review with you, during which they will identify the issue(s) and provide you with a fully costed solution for you to consider. To take advantage of this opportunity just contact us.

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If you are concerned about lawn thatch why not take advantage of the Lawnscience lawn review service.

 One of our fully trained lawn care professionals will be happy to arrange a lawn review with you, during which they will identify the issue(s) and provide you with a fully costed solution for you to consider. To take advantage of this opportunity just contact us.

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