Lawn Scarification

The benefits of scarifying

So what exactly is scarifying and why is it a good thing for your grass?

A lawn scarifier, sometimes referred to as a ‘dethatcher’, is a garden tool that is designed

to cut through the soil, helping to remove dead moss and other debris like grass cuttings.

The cutting action of the tool, powered by petrol, electricity or a manual push, also helps to

aerate the soil, making it healthier, (almost) weed free and longer lasting.

Scarifying is beneficial for your lawn as it removes excess material and allows your grass

the room to breathe. It also helps to minimise the appearance of moss and diseases. As

moss uses spores to breed, removing thatch is the best way to remove these spores and

discourage further growth.

The ideal time to scarify your lawn can vary depending on your location and the weather,

but as a guide the best time is when the turf growth is at its most prolific. This growing

season is normally in the autumn or late spring. As far as frequency goes, once a year is

normally sufficient, or more often if your lawn is in bad condition with a lot of moss growth.

Ideally after you have scarified it is best to feed your grass to give it a boost.

We offer a full scarifying service at Fishers Farm Lawncare so get in touch and I will be

happy to provide advice on how you can improve the health and colour of your lawn.

Why Grass Is Important

Why is grass so important?
For over 20 years my wife and I have lived at our current house which has a larger than normal garden. We have divided our work in the garden – my wife looking after the borders – mainly stocked with cottage garden plants – and I have tended the grass. I have used my knowledge and experience as a football groundsman to transform it year on year. Renovating and levelling the soil, reseeding and most recently feeding and cutting the grass to maintain its health.
I’ve grown to understand how important green, striped grass is to a garden. Not just because it helps to provide structure and a framing for the borders, but it is by itself a joy to look at. Even if you have no borders, well tended grass is a must!
The picture on the front page is my garden – it is my pride and joy. I want to bring some of my passion to your garden.
Derek
Post By @nikla67