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: Timing of lawn treatments

I received this question in January 2018 from a reader who is worried about the timing of lawn treatments. She is planning on opening her garden to the public for a day. My lawn was laid approx 18 years ago with good quality turf. The turf was laid on heavy clay soil and has been well looked after… Read More »

Question: Fertilisation after scarifying?

I received this question about fertilisation after scarifying from a Mr. Pricket in September 2017 through my ask a question page. Hi Kris, I’ve been through the annual slog of scarifying and re-seeding the lawn. Slightly concerned as I really tucked into the thatch and left quite a lot of open space between plants. Once the seed takes… Read More »