Scarifying is the vertical cutting or scoring of soil and grass roots with special appliances. This ensures improved aeration of the soil, with lawn thatch and weeds being removed. A lawn which is regularly scarified (once or twice a year), shows improved growth, is healthier and has a more attractive appearance. Scarifying should be performed in late spring, when the soil is dry and it is a little warmer (over +10 °C). Warning: Hot spells can occur as early in March – do not scarify under such warmer conditions. Scarifying can also be performed in late summer, but with less intensity. The lawn can still make a good recovery and is then fortified for the winter break.
Perfect season: March/September