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 Lawn Scarifiers

Scarifying the lawn is an essential task that should be carried out on a regular basis to maintain good lawn health and vigour.

What is a lawn scarifier

Lawn scarifiers or lawn rakes are machines that remove thatch and moss from the base of the lawn. Lawn scarifiers are generally walk behind machines, powered by either electric or petrol.

A lawn scarifier or rake consists of a row or several rows of vertically mounted tines or blades. These tines or blades rotate very quickly as they slash into the base of the lawn and remove debris such as thatch and moss.

When to use a lawn scarifier

These scarifying machines are used during periods of strong grass growth, as this enables the lawn to make a quick and speedy recovery. Lawn scarifiers are commonly used during the spring period (following moss control) and late summer / early autumn for intensive thatch removal.

However these machines can in fact be used at regular intervals during periods of strong grass growth in the summer months too. This help prevent any lateral grass growth, prevents thatch build up, creates a firm lawn surface and helps discourage many broad leaved lawn and turf weeds.

What is thatch
It is important that the build up of thatch is kept in check as when it becomes excessive the quality of the lawn will start to deteriorate. It could be argued that an excessive layer of thatch is more detrimental to the lawn than any other lawn care problem.

This is because too much thatch is the main cause or part why we get other lawn care problems. Most other problems associated with poor lawns often originate from too much thatch in the lawn.

Common problems caused by excessive thatch include disease, weeds, shallow rooted grasses, poor drainage, poor drought tolerance, moss invasion.

Therefore by reducing the thatch layer to an acceptable level, the lawn will be healthier, with a thick coverage of grass that will be the envy of your neighbours.

For more information on this common lawn care problem please visit our thatch page. Here you will find out the causes of thatch, why it is detrimental to the health of the lawn and how to prevent and control thatch.

   
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