Lawn Booster - lawn repair & renovation
Lawn Booster - improving lawn health, vitality and thickness
We can transform YOUR lawn!
Lawns benefit from regular scarification and over-seeding. Our Lawn Booster package is recommended to maintain a lush, healthy and vibrant lawn in conjunction with our regular lawn weed and feed treatments and aerations.
Scarification is important to remove excess thatch and moss from the soil, allowing light, air, water and nutrients to reach the soil and base of the grass plant. Our Lawn Booster includes a maintenance type scarification, in two different directions for effective surface thatch removal. If you have heavy thatch levels or sub-surface thatch, our Lawn Restarter Package or turfing services will be required initially.
We will lightly over-seed your lawn after scarification to fill in bare areas and give a more uniform look to your lawn. This will help reduce spaces available for weeds and moss to take hold.
Regular over-seeding of your lawn replaces old grass plants that have come to the end of their natural lifecycle, and will help restore bare, patchy lawns.
We provide our scarifying and seeding services in the Spring or Autumn, which are the best times to allow the seed to germinate and your lawn to thicken after this treatment.
Lawns are our passion – we want to give you a lawn to be proud of!
Lawn Booster Package:
Great if your lawn needs a bit of TLC and important cultural treatments to help improve the health and sward density of your lawn:
Available as an addition to our Annual Lawn Treatment Programme:
Two pass lawn scarification
Over-seeding of bare patches in your lawn with quality grass seed
Lute / drag-mat to work seed into soil for better germination
Please note that we require straight, clear external access of at least 80cm wide with less than 3 steps from road to lawns to provide our Lawn Booster service.
Lawn scarification is the mechanical process of removing excess thatch and moss from the base of your grass plants. These absorb water and nutrients, and block light, effectively choking your lawn. Scarifying will open up the lawn surface, and prune lateral grass roots, encouraging your lawn to thicken and the grass to grow with vigour.
Scarifying should be undertaken every 1-3 years, depending on the individual requirements of your lawn. Lawns containing a large proportion of fescue grasses will produce more thatch than rye based lawns, so need more regular scarification.
As grass plants die from old age and disease, your lawn will naturally thin out. In wild grass areas, the seed produced by the grass plants will replenish the dead plants. Regular mowing of managed lawns removes these natural seeds, so the lawn will gradually become thinner. Over-seeding will thicken your lawn, filling bare patches that would otherwise provide ideal areas for the invasion of moss and weeds. We prepare the lawn surface to an ideal seedbed with our scarifier prior to seeding, then rake or drag mat the seed deep into the surface to improve germination rates.
We use top quality rye and fescue cultivar grass seed, ideal for hard wearing, great looking lawns.