Scarifying & Raking the Lawn

Knowing why and when your lawn needs scarifying or raking is as important as knowing how to go about it. You'll then manage your grass with less effort and bring about a better result in less time.

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When to Rake or Scarify
Lawn scarification is invasive, so de-thatch the grass at the right time of year to get fast recovery and less disruption
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What to do after Scarifying
Raking and dethatching the lawn are quite damaging so help your grass to recover by over sowing or re-seeding and then giving it a feed with fertiliser
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What is Raking & Scarifying?
Learn the difference between raking and scarifying a lawn, when to scarify, when to rake, and what kind of rakers and scarifiers to use on the grass
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What is Lawn Thatch?
Find out how your lawn produces thatch, why some thatch is good and which grass types produce more or less
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Verticutting
The finest turf is not only mown frequently but also verticut on a regular basis to improve density and control weeds and weed grasses
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Types of Scarifier & Raker
The kind of scarifying or raking equipment you need will depend on the size of your lawn. Choose from manual, petrol or electric rakers and scarfiers
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Reasons to Over Seed
Done properly renovation damages the grass so over seed to restore your lawn quickly before weeds and moss invade once again
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How to Rake & Scarify
Raking and scarifying damages the lawn so gently teasing out the moss or thatch is best. This means repeated passes over the grass
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How to Over Sow with Grass Seed
Good soil contact is essential so follow our over sowing procedure to make you lawn better than ever in as short a time as possible
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How much Seed do I need?
Over sowing, patching, seed age, time and how quickly you need your lawn to be useable will all affect grass seed sowing rates. Read our test for old seed
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