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Scarify lawn

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by fattony, 20 Jun 2019.

  1. fattony

    fattony

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    hi

    I need to scarify my lawn but aware June isn’t a great time of year, is the only reason because it’s summer and it needs water after the procedure?

    If so as long as it’s watered I presume I could scarify in June?

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    Scarifying gets rid of moss and thatch. Doing so in the summer means the soil dries out and becomes too warm. Grass tends to grow slower in dry hot weather. I find I mow more in April and May, and less in June, July and August. After scarifying, I normally add fertiliser and grass seed.

    Could you wait until September?
     
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    I don't see to much harm in scarifying during the summer. Id recommend looking at the weather forecast and choose a day before it's going to rain which should save you having to hand water it. Once scarified I would cut it in two directions.
     
  5. fattony

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    Thanks, if i see some rain coming I might give it a go, if not I’ll wait until September
     
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    Certainly wait until September.
     
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