Why is it important to collect leaves from grass?

I totally appreciate that autumnal leaves can be the last rays of colour in your garden and during a crisp, cold day are a crunchy pathway. But your grass is a living organism, requiring both air and sunlight to create food, and grow. Allowing thick piles of leaves to gather on your lawn will prevent sunlight from reaching the grass, therefore suffocating it.

By raking your leaves, you’re preventing fungus, potential disease, and the possibility of grass dying from suffocation. A little effort in collecting leaves now will mean you have a head start on a healthy, green lawn for 2021.

Once collected put those leaves to good use. Shred them and add them to your compost pile so they can decompose and result in nutrients for your garden borders.

We offer a new service which will blow leaves from your flower borders and hoover them up. It’s simple and effective leaving your garden looking smart and tidy. We are also able to clear leaves from artificial lawns as well as hard surfaces such as drives, paths and car parks. Why not get in touch and have a chat about what we can do for you.

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.