experts explain the differences |

Scarifying and dethatching are both useful tasks that can improve the health and overall condition of your lawn, but it’s important to know the differences between them so you can use the right one, at the right time.

Essentially both scarifying and dethatching involve removing debris from the lawn to improve the overall condition of the grass, although there are some key differences. Often seen being carried out on recreational parks and sport pitches by groundskeepers operating huge imposing machines, you can be forgiven for thinking these processes are time consuming and complicated, but it is really not the case. They are just as important on a smaller domestic lawn as on a vast area.

Before starting either of these lawn care tasks, it is well worth finding out a little more detail from the experts so you can decide on what degree of intervention is needed to improve your lawn. Their advice, gleaned from years of first-hand experience, will help you reap the rewards and enjoy a lush green lawn underfoot.

removing moss from a lawn

Scarifying and dethatching both remove debris such as moss from the surface of your lawn

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What are the differences between scarifying and dethatching?