Scarifying Guide

Scarifying

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