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Scarification - Moss and thatch

Is your lawn prone to moss?

If so then you will have a layer of thatch. Scarifying removes much of this layer. It allows water and nutrients to get down to the roots it help reduce moss by creating an environment less suitable for moss to prosper. The result is healthier grass and turf

What is thatch?

Lawn thatch is a tightly intermingled layer of living and dead stems, leaves and roots which accumulate between the grass and the soil underneath. This causes the grass to restrict rooting to the thatch layer and creates an unhealthy lawn

How Often should you scarify a lawn?

Annual scarification keeps your lawn thatch free and able to grow and breath. Lawn scarification is usual done in Autumn or Spring. It is an essential part of lawn care

What about aeration?

Once your lawn has been scarified there is no better time to aerate. This punches and fractures the soil allowing water nutrients and air into the surface



First pass scarification,.This professional scarifier effectively removes thatch, waste is bagged for disposal


A lawn with a large amount of thatch. Three passes were made . This was followed by raking up the waste then a lawn mower was used to suck up what was left. The lawn was then aerated and finally a recovery treatment was applied.


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