The lawn in our back garden has not been in great condition, so this year we decided to take action and refresh it. To get started, we used the Webb electric scarifier and lawn rake to remove moss and shallow weeds, and to give the soil some much needed aeration.
This is the first time that we’ve ever used a scarifier, and it can be quite scary when you see the lawn getting stripped of its greenness. We were, however, prepared for this and as soon as we finished scarifying and aerating, we sprinkled Gro-Sure’s Aqua Gel Coated Smart Grass Lawn Seed onto any areas that were bare.
As a task, it was really quick and easy, and the Webb scarifier, with its 1500W motor makes light work removing moss and dethatches the lawn providing space for grass to grow.
All in all, we’re very pleased to say that this exercise has been a success. Within 2-3 weeks, the grass has started to bounce back nicely. There are still some areas that have weeds like buttercups – we will remove as much as of these by hand as possible and then repeat the scarifying in the late summer on a much ‘softer’ level to allow the grass to recover for the autumn and winter.