Lawn Scarifying Service in Sutton Coldfield
Moss and thatch can cause lots of problems for your lawn. If allowed to grow moss will eventually suffocate the grass in your lawn. It acts like a sponge soaking up all the water. Thatch is a build up of dead organic matter that forms a spongy layer between the grass roots and soil. This prevents the roots from gaining access to much needed moisture and nutrients within the soil. The thatch layer quickly drys out in warm weather and the grass will die quickly where thatch is thick.
Good lawn care will prevent both moss and thatch appearing. Scarifying or lawn raking will remove the thatch layer and moss allowing light, nutrients and air to circulate around the roots and give a healthy lawn. Aftercare is important to prevent the return of moss and thatch in the future.
The level of moss and thatch within your lawn will depend on how heavy a scarification is needed and also whether your lawn will need over seeding afterwards.
Poor drainage and poor lawn care can lead to moss becoming a problem. Left untreated bare patches within your lawn will soon become moss infested. Shady areas under trees and bushes are also an area where moss can be found and again if left untreated will spread to other areas. The appearance of moss in your lawn is generally a sign of some underlying problem. We aim to not only remove the moss, but solve the underlying problem that caused the moss in the first place. Regular lawn scarification and a lawn treatment programme should ensure a moss free lawn.