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Lawn Scarification - Moss and thatch

The benefits of scarification include

-healthy grass sward

-allows moisture and nutrients to get to the soil

-reduces unsightly moss


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.





A lawn with a large amount of thatch. Three passes were made in total, this was the first. The waste is raked then a lawn mower was used to suck up what was left. The lawn was then aerated and finally a recovery treatment was applied.

Lawn being scarified autumn spring
Lawn with lots of scarified waste


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