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When NOT to Scarify your Lawn

When to Scarify Your Lawn - is a standing 'joke' in the professional turf industry that starts when the United Kingdom received it's first snowfall.  To be honest, it gets the on line message boards red hot.

The joke is at the expense of one of the large lawn treatment companies who insist that the winter through to the spring time is the best time to scarify your lawn. 


 The fact that they are technically scarifying lawns OUT of the normal growing season makes it harder for the rest of us who are completing this vital mechanical task IN the growing season in tune with the many technical publications and trade articles that have been written about the subject.  It is causing a lot of confusion for lawn owners who are relying on this poor advice.

Read our tips on what you should be doing to your lawn at this time of year

The advice is - when your lawn is covered in snow and/or frost - keep off it!!  The reason why the lawn is scarified only in the growing season, so that is when you are actively mowing the lawn is so that the grass plants have an opportunity to naturally re generate and recover and new lawn seed if sown, will germinate.

So when should you scarify your lawn? 









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