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: Should I scarify my lawn after the heatwave?

I received this question from a reader in July 2018. This was just as the famous 2018 heat wave was breaking. Lawns were very dry and there was virtually no rain for months. Lawns looked terrible and almost all lawn work was put on, hold. This reader asks the question “should scarify my lawn after the heatwave”. My… Read More »