September and October are the best time of year to consider any renovation work to your lawns. This work may include scarifying, aeration and any seeding. The soil temperature is still high enough for the grass to recover after the works.
Aeration results in increased root growth. New and stronger roots lead to healthier and stronger plants. September/October is a good time to aerate, at present we are recommending aeration as we visit all our customers who we know their lawns will benefit.
Thatch (all the dead grass and moss in the base of the lawn) is one of the main reasons to cause a lawn to deteriorate. The benefits of scarifying include:
- Increased disease tolerance
- Improved rooting
- Increased water, nutrient and oxygen movement into the soil
- Enhanced infiltration of rainfall or irrigation
- Reduces the amount of thatch
Scarifying is best carried out in the early spring or autumn, so we are now planning our scarifying for the September/October. If you would like to discuss scarification of your lawn please do get in touch.