Scarification & Over Seeding
Spring, Summer or Autumn
Scarification is a very important part of keeping your lawn in a healthy condition. It is a mechanical rake-like process which removes potentially harmful unwanted organic matter (a.k.a thatch) from the surface of your lawn. Thatch is a build-up layer of surface and sub-surface dead grass, grass clippings and moss that can accumulate over many years.
Over Seeding is the process of sowing new grass seed to an existing lawn to thicken the sward and improve overall appearance. This is usually done following mechanical procedures such as aeration and scarification and is a great way to rejuvenate thin or patchy lawns.
There are many different types of seed that can make for a good quality lawn; however we believe a mixture of modern Ryegrass with Creeping Fescue will acquire the best results.
To successfully over seed a lawn there are two factors that must be achieved: timing of seed application and good soil contact.
A build-up of thatch and moss can become damaging to a lawn by preventing water, air, and nutrients from reaching the soil and root zone. As a result, lawns will suffer by becoming thin, patchy and less stress-tolerant. Removing the layer of organic matter from your lawn encourages healthier and more resilient grass growth as well as a denser sward.
Adding new seed to the lawn following scarification will promote a healthier, thicker and better-looking lawn.
At Will’s Norfolk Lawns we use professional scarifiers with adjustable rotating blades. They cut vertically through the surface of your lawn to remove moss and thatch, which is not normally affected by horizontal mowing. Every lawn has different needs which means we can adapt our scarifications to suit each lawn.
Once we have collected the debris from the lawn following a scarification, we will apply the seed via hand or spreader to ensure the thinnest areas of your lawn receives the correct amount of seed. We will then brush or drag-mat the surface of the lawn to gain greater seed-soil contact.
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The Lawn Maintainer package includes a double-pass scarification and over seeding of bare patches. This package is for lawns that are in an average-good condition and can be maintained with light thatch and moss removal, where only a small amount of seeding will be necessary.
A root enhancing and moisture retentive treatment will be applied following the Lawn Maintainer to aid the recovery of your lawn.
The Lawn Revitaliser package is designed for poor-average lawns that require considerably more TLC. Where the grass coverage and species are substandard, and the Lawn Maintainer simply won’t be effective enough.
Multiple scarification passes of your lawn will be carried out, followed by heavy over-seeding and drag matting your lawn. A root-enhancing and moisture-retentive treatment will be applied following the Lawn Revitaliser to aid the recovery of your lawn.
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