Spring Lawn Care Services – Q&A
23rd Apr 2021
Answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding spring lawn care treatments.
What is Scarification?
Scarification is the removal of thatch, organic matter and debris from a lawn to improve health and to allow new grass to grow.
Why Do Lawns Require Scarification?
The removal of thatch build-up is the main objective of scarification. The removal of this layer helps to reduce the build-up of moss in a lawn, therefore helping the lawn to recover to its peak condition.
Why Use a Professional Scarifier Machine Over a Lawn Rake?
Many people believe that a lawn raker is capable of achieving the same results as a scarifier. However, scarification should not be confused with a lawn rake. Using a small DIY electric powered machine can cause severe long-term damage and split the stolon of the grassplants, which can result in allowing diseases to attack the plant.
What Time of Year Is Best for Scarification?
Spring time onwards is the best time to have your lawn scarified as the lawn will recover much more quickly when it starts to grow. Autumn is also acceptable as the lawn will still grow at a quick enough rate to fully recover.
What is Over-seeding?
Over-seeding is the process of applying a matching grass seed to a lawn, to improve the sward density and to compensate for grass decline.
Why Do Lawns Require Over-seeding?
In most instances, lawns require over-seeding because of sparse areas or bare patches, usually caused by foot traffic over a period of time.
Should Over-seeding Be Carried Out With Any Other Lawn Care Services?
We often recommend over-seeding after scarification has been completed, as our machines create ideal grooves for the seed to establish in and make soil contact with.
What Time of Year Is Best for Over-seeding?
Over-seeding can be completed throughout most of the year, except in extremely cold conditions and drought.
What is Top Dressing?
Top dressing is the application of a soil or organic material to the surface of a lawn to improve the quality of the soil over a period of time.
What Does Top Dressing Consist of?
Top dressing can consist of a mixture of minerals such as sand, silt and clay. It can be an organic material such as peat, or a combined mixture of them all.
Should Top Dressing Be Carried Out With Any Other Lawn Care Services?
We often recommend Top dressing be applied after any aeration or scariﬁcation procedure has been carried out. This allows the top dressing to fully enter into the surface and soil below, therefore providing more effective results.
What Time of Year Is Best for Top Dressing?
Top dressing can be completed whenever necessary, although completing it as part of the autumn renovation procedure is preferred.
If you want to get your lawn ready for summer, then get in touch with your local Lawn Master Outlet.
23rd of April, 2021