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Moss and Thatch

06/05/2015
scarifcation and spiking

The problem: Moderate amounts of moss and thatch had built up and compaction was also a slight issue. Luckily this lawn was caught early enough and action need to be so harsh.

The solution: Light Scarification and Spiking.
The process: Scarification would rake all of the moss and thatch out of the lawn while solid tine aeration would open up air space in the soil allowing moisture and air to travel further in to the soil and encourage deeper and stronger grass roots. Without top dressing and over seeding the recovery can often take longer and leave you with a few bald patches but you should have your lawn fully recovered in around 12 weeks.
The result: The lawn is back to optimum health; moss and thatch free with compaction alleviated too. We continue to care for this lawn with seasonal treatments which will help to keep these problems at bay!

Lawn Renovation

06/05/2015
The problem: The combination of moss, thatch and weeds had inevitably left this lawn needing a whole renovation. The grass had grown weaker due to the effects of compaction and moss and weeds were thriving on the weakness of the lawn. When moss gets its claws in its extremely hard to turn the situation around without drastic action (renovation.)
The solution: Scarification, Hollow Tine Aeration, Top Dressing and Over Seeding.
The process: Scarification would rake all of the moss and thatch out of the lawn to let grass grow healthily once again while aeration would pull plugs of thatch/soil out of the soil allowing moisture to travel further in to the soil and encourage deeper and stronger grass roots (giving the grass a fighting start.) Top dressing and over seeding the lawn gives a boost to the recovery by adding a quality soil/loam mix to encourage new seeds growth and by laying extra grass seed your grass will grow thicker lowering the risk of bald patches. The lawn’s recovery time will depend upon the weather conditions but its worth the wait! Your new lawn will start to grow after 2 weeks and you should have your lawn fully recovered in around 8-12 weeks.
The result: The lawn is back to optimum health; moss, thatch and weed free with compaction alleviated too. We continue to care for this lawn with seasonal treatments which will help to keep these problems at bay!

Lawn Renovation

26/10/2014
After Scarification
The problem: Moss and common garden weeds had started to compete with the lawn and were stealing most of its moisture and nutrients. It was a losing battle and the lawn was left moss and weed ridden with compaction and a build up of thatch due to the grass naturally dying off. Without help, the thatch would continue to build and further prevent moisture travelling to the grass roots by soaking up most of the moisture before it even reached the soil which would leave the grass even weaker and eventually moss and weeds would take over the whole lawn thriving on the conditions created by the thatch. Compaction would also naturally worsen without any help.
The solution: Scarification, Hollow Tine Aeration, Top Dressing and Over Seeding.
The process: Scarification would rake all of the moss and thatch out of the lawn while aeration would pull plugs out of the soil allowing moisture to travel further in to the soil and encourage deeper and stronger grass roots while also improving air flow through the soil too. Top dressing and over seeding the lawn gives a boost to the recovery by adding a quality soil/loam mix to encourage new seeds growth and by laying extra grass seed your grass will grow thicker lowering the risk of bald patches. The lawn’s recovery time will depend upon the weather conditions but its worth the wait! Your new lawn will start to grow after 2 weeks and you should have your lawn fully recovered in around 8-12 weeks.
The result: The lawn is back to optimum health; moss, thatch and weed free with compaction alleviated too. We continue to care for this lawn with seasonal treatments which will help to keep these problems at bay!