― Lawncare Professionals ―

What does Scarification do?

  • Reduces moss levels
  • Increases the density of the grass
  • Removes undesirable thatch layers
  • Allows water, nutrients and oxygen access to the soil layers resulting in a healthier more drought resistant lawn
  • Creates the correct conditions needed for the germination of newly sown seed
  • Prevents the formation of algae

Why does my lawn need scarifying?

A lawn that has developed a large amount of thatch or moss needs to be scarified to remove as much of this material as possible allowing the grass space to grow.

Scarifying should be carried out on a regular basis.

When there is a build-up of thatch in the lawn it will most probably have moss.

This is because moss loves a moisture rich environment.

Since thatch traps moisture and prevents it from getting through to the soil, scarification removes this thatch which is one of the main causes of moss in lawns.

Having the thatch removed encourages new grass growth.