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.

  • What is Raking & Scarifying?
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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

  • What is Lawn Thatch?
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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

  • Checking for Thatch
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    Checking for Thatch

    If your lawn has straw coloured grass or is soft and springy it might need scarifying or de-thatching. Here is how to check

  • When to Rake or Scarify
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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, less disruption and few weeds

  • How to Rake & Scarify
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    How to Rake & Scarify

    Raking and scarifying damages the grass so gently teasing out the moss or thatch is best. This means repeated passes over the lawn

  • What to do after Scarifying
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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

  • Reasons to Over Seed
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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

  • How to Over Sow with Grass Seed
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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

  • How much Seed do I need?
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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 usable will all affect grass seed sowing rates. Read our test for old seed

  • Types of Scarifier & Raker
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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 scarifiers

  • Verticutting
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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