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.

Small Gardens With Nice Lawns

Small gardens can be beautiful

A garden is a very important part of any house no matter what shape or size it is. A small garden can be a thing of beauty and really increase your living space. It’s really important to maximise the impact of your small space and a creative design can allow you to do this.

Mix up elements to create interest – paving, lawn, flower beds, pots and of course, a suitable space to sit and view your creation. By doing this you will make the most of your outdoor space.

Reduce the visual clutter is a good small landscaping idea that helps to create a sense of calm and order. Stagger your plants for height and add a focal point to draw the eye’s attention.

An emerald green, healthy lawn will give your garden a lift, big or small. There’s a lot you can do to keep it looking good from choosing the right grass to aerating. Give your lawn some shape – don’t extend it to every nook and cranny, and don’t create small patches that are difficult to mow. A simple defined space is best.

Small lawns are prone to compaction so aerate regularly and this will mean any rain can easily soak in. Well cared for, even a small lawn does a good job of absorbing heavy rainfall

We are happy to help you care for whatever size of lawn you have – small gardens can be beautiful. So contact us at Fishers Farm Lawncare for assistance.

Post by @nikla67

Now that spring is well and truly upon us.

Spring is well and truly arrived, and it brings with it the normal English unpredictable spring weather – baking sun one moment to freezing cold with hailstones the next! By carrying out a little lawn care now you will save your time later in the year and have beautiful grass to be proud of.

 

There are five simple steps to follow:

 

Start mowing with caution. Begin by mowing longer than normal and gradually as the weather warms up, lower the cutting height

Get rid of weeds and moss

Feed your lawn

Aerate to deal with compacted soil

Over-seed

 

If you need any assistance with any of these tasks, Fishers Farm Lawncare are ready to provide some help. 

 

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
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