Autumn and spring are the best times of year to remove moss, thatch and dead organic matter from the surface of your lawn. This is
called scarification or scarifying and is an essential part of cultured turf or lawn management. The aim of scarifying is to remove these organic matters from your lawn surface giving the grasses in your lawn more space thus letting in air and encouraging new growth.
Does my lawn need scarifying? What to look out for.
If you are unsure what to look for please have a look at my other articles regarding lawn thatch and moss.
angle to the last and complete the process again. If your lawn has quite a thick layer of moss and thatch then you may need to complete a few more passes until you are happy with the results. When you have finished and raked up as much of the debris up then you can use a rotary mower to remove any fine debris that has been left.
If you have had to make quite a few passes with the scarifyer then your lawn might look a bit worse for wear but you can be sure that it will recover and lead to a much healthier lawn. Job Done.
Now is the perfect time to consider over-seeding your lawn if required. I will cover this in another blog post.