Does my lawn need scarifying?

Over the course of a year, dead roots, grass clippings, leaves and other organic matter, all increase the layer of thatch that forms at the base of the grass stems. As this increases in density, it prevents important nutrients, as well as water and air, from reaching the root zone. It also provides a perfect environment for moss to flourish.

Scarification uses powerful blades to rip out the thatch and moss. Scarification should not be confused with lawn raking. Rakes and domestic machines are relatively good at removing dead moss, but they have little or no effect on surface thatch.

Once the organic matter has been removed it is bagged for your disposal or placed on your compost.