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SCARIFYING

Scarifying
Scarifying is the process by which the `undergrowth` or thatch is removed for a lawn it can be a harsh process and initially will make your lawn look worse but ultimately will make it much healthier.

Thatch is mostly dead plant matter and actually prohibits healthy lawn growth by preventing nutrients and water reaching new grass shoots. A healthy lawn will have some thatch but not too much. The scarification process will also remove moss build up - though only temporary unless it has been chemically treated.

REASONS LAWNS HAVE MOSS

  1. Ground remains wet for long periods of time
  2. Nutrient level of the soil is low
  3. Soil is compacted
  4. Improper mowing of the lawn
  5. Area is shaded from regular sunshine
Unless some of the conditions that favour moss are changed then it will return, springing up from spores that remain on the soil surface.
We can scarify your lawn in spring or early autumn after your spring/ autumn lawn treatment that would have included a moss treatment. We do not recommend scarifying a lawn without this treatment as it helps the lawn recover after the scarification process and also if moss is scarified without a moss treatment it will only spread the moss spores around and make the problem worse. All waste from scarifying will be bagged up neatly for your disposal.



Please speak to one of our lawn operatives for more advice.

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