Is Thatch Spoiling The Look Of Your Lawn? If so, professional Lawn Scarification is the best solution to help solve your problems.
This is a vital ‘spring clean’ for the lawn, and an essential Annual Treatment to remove excessive organic matter and moss from around the stem of the grass. This helps to maintain a healthy growing environment and give renewed grass thickening during the warmer months.
If left, thatch will begin to block any fertiliser from penetrating the soil and can provide the ideal conditions for fungal diseases and a home for unwanted insects.
During scarification the tines (rake-like spikes) will also cut into the surface of the soil helping with the absorption of water and essential nutrients. Regular scarifying of a lawn will keep the thatch layer (build up of decaying organic matter i.e. grass clippings, dead moss and other debris) at an acceptable level ideally around 1-1.5cm.
Benefits of scarifying:
- Increased disease tolerance
- Increased water, nutrient and oxygen movement into the soil
- Improved rooting
- Enhanced infiltration of rainfall or irrigation
- Helps prevent fertiliser and pesticide run-off from ‘spongy’ lawns
- Controls thatch
- Reduces the amount of moss in the lawn
Why not take advantage of our FREE lawn review service? One of our fully trained, lawn care professionals will be happy to arrange a free lawn review with you. As part of the review they will identify any issues your lawn may have and provide you with a fully costed solution for you to consider. Click here to request a FREE quote.
WHY CHOOSE IDEAL LAWNCARE
Our service starts with a free, no-obligation survey and quotation. We will then agree a programme of treatment with you on a Pay-As-You-Go basis, no long term contracts are required. Our qualified, professional, licensed, police-checked operators will then take over, delivering a professional treatment programme that targets different aspects of turf development throughout the year.
- Free, no obligation survey and quotation
- We agree a programme with you – no contracts
- Better quality treatments than DIY products
- Qualified, professional, licensed, police checke
- Hard Surface Weed Control (N.P.T.C. Accredited)
LAWN CARE TIPS
Avoid mowing when your grass is wet, this will tend to rip the grass as opposed to cutting it
Unfortunately no matter how much love and care we give to our lawn without moisture we have nothing. Without it lawns will not thrive, soon turn brown and go into a dormant state until water is available – put simply, it is the plants defence mechanism to help it survive through dry periods.
A recently mowed lawn with a striped finish always looks impressive. The striping is achieved by the rear roller, which gently pushes the grass blades in one direction. Getting the perfect effect can take a little practise depending upon the shape of the lawn being mowed. Rectangular shaped lawns tend to be easier to stripe, irregularly shaped lawns can take a little more practice to achieve the desired result.