What is lawn scarification?
Lawn scarification is a process perhaps best described as a mechanical raking of the lawn; its primary purpose is to remove thatch from the lawn, although it has associated benefits as well by allowing water and nutrients to be absorbed.
The machine used by your Greengrass lawn operative has a series of sharp tungsten blades that rotate at high speed and cut into the turf in a vertical manner. The depth can be adjusted to remove as much or as little thatch as required.
This machine and process should not be confused with the typical machine available on the domestic market, which is more of a lawn rake. You will get a much more effective treatment with our industrial machine than you would using a DIY machine.
Our lawn scarification process will thin out and remove the excess thatch and moss invasion that has built up within a lawn.
Scarification is best carried out in early spring or early autumn.