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    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 14th May 18, 3:34 PM
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    Scarifying lawn
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    • 14th May 18, 3:34 PM
    Scarifying lawn 14th May 18 at 3:34 PM
    When is the best time to do this?
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    • Debbie Savard
    • By Debbie Savard 14th May 18, 4:45 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 4:45 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 4:45 PM
    A few weeks ago!
    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 14th May 18, 6:09 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 6:09 PM
    TBH now if you can. Scarifying dries out the soil as there's less coverage. The warmer weather does the same.


    Scarify now, try and water the lawn, and then add grass seed and fertiliser. Make sure the soil doesn't dry out.
    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 15th May 18, 11:55 AM
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    • 15th May 18, 11:55 AM
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    • 15th May 18, 11:55 AM
    I was thinking September?
    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 15th May 18, 12:31 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 12:31 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 12:31 PM
    I was thinking September?
    Originally posted by JEN22
    Spring and Autumn times are good for scarifying. Think wet but warm. Winter's too cold, Summer's too hot. Generally April-May, and Sept-Oct will be fine for lawn renovations.
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 19th May 18, 7:50 AM
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    • 19th May 18, 7:50 AM
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    • 19th May 18, 7:50 AM
    If you're Greenthumb it's during a hard frost in January! (To suit their quiet period of course). Then 3 months of moss growing in the bare areas before the lawn picks up!
    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 20th May 18, 5:45 AM
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    • 20th May 18, 5:45 AM
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    • 20th May 18, 5:45 AM
    Is September ok or would you wait till next spring now?
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 20th May 18, 8:47 AM
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    • 20th May 18, 8:47 AM
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    • 20th May 18, 8:47 AM
    September is fine. It's the best time for getting a good lawn year-round.
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 21st May 18, 5:00 PM
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    • 21st May 18, 5:00 PM
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    • 21st May 18, 5:00 PM
    Jen if you have a sprinkler I'd just do it any time you've got spare time. Have you got your own scarifier? My general rule is spring/summer jobs make sure you leave the lawn still looking green afterwards. Autumn you can rake it to bare soil if you desire.
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