Tag Archives: Scarification

Scarification in lawn care is the act of scraping the surface of the lawn with the intention of removing thatch and debris from the surface. It also brings the benefit of opening up the soil and preparing a surface ready for overseeding.

Scarification and lawn care

Scarifying is a very misunderstood phase in lawn care. Many folk seem to think that it is the magic treatment which will bring about a fabulous lawn. Others think a light raking is scarifying.

A good scarification should only be carried out when needed, and properly. Scarifying at other times can be problematic for a lawn or useless.

It is best to get a professional to scarify your lawn. Find out more about this important lawn care treatment in these blog posts.

Question: Shade grass seed in sun?

I received this interesting question in February 2022 about using shade grass seed in full sun and regenerating a lawn. This reader asks about which grass seed mix to use for shady and sunny areas. Find out the best way to overseed a new lawn and which grass seed to use after a spring regeneration and scarification in this Q&A blog post.

5 tips to prepare your lawn for spring

As winter fades and spring approaches it is time to start planning for the season of lawn care. Your grass has a tough time during UK winters. Short days, low light levels and wet soil is far from ideal conditions for grass plants. Follow these top tips this year to bring your lawn back to its best and set it on the right path to looking great this summer.