Experienced lawn enthusiasts swear by the cleaning action of scarification. In any case there is no better way to get rid of thatch from the remnants of dead plants and grass cuttings as well as moss and shallow-rooted weeds.
A rotating roller cuts into the soil at the surfaces to loosen up thatch, moss and weed roots, The dead organic material is either collected in the catch basket or else removed subsequently from the surface of the lawn using a rake. In the way the grass once again gets air to breathe and water to grow. After the scarification it is best to feed the lawn with nutrients so that it can recover more quickly and develop strongly.
1. step: Fertilizing
Your lawn should be able to regenerate before the scarification. For that reason, when it starts to flower outside, scatter a high-quality WOLF-Garten lawn fertilizer so that the hungry grass that had been stressed by the winter can grow more strongly. When the mowing season starts, mow your lawn two or three times before scarifying it for the first time.
2. step: Scarification
Now scarify the lawn thoroughly - ideally several times - both lengthways and across. Always ensure that the blades only touch the ground lightly so as not to cut it up. In any case, scarifying too deeply damages the grass roots and wears the blades of the scarifier. For that reason always pull quickly across the area.
3. step: Reseeding
After treating the whole lawn you can make minor corrections to the surface of the soil by adding or removing topsoil where it is needed. Small gaps caused by the scarification will close up of themselves. You can quickly and easily close up larger gaps covering a greater area with the WOLF-Garten "Vertikutier-Mix 4 in 1". This can be done most evenly with the spreader cart or a hand spreader from WOLF-Garten or with LR 30 in the practical spreader bag.