Aeration & Scarification

organic lawn aeration and scarification

The secret behind perfect lawn lies in the soil. If you have good soil conditions then you will get good root growth which leads to healthy grass.


  • Roots need air to breathe and air space to grow into. Without these air spaces, water can’t drain away so that the roots drown resulting in thin stunted roots and a poor-looking lawn.
  • Aeration is the process whereby the lawn is opened up to allow air, nutrients and water to penetrate the roots, resulting in stronger and deeper growth.


  • Lawns collect lots of dead matter, known as thatch (eg dead grass and moss) throughout the year. Having your lawn scarified at least once a year either during spring or autumn will help get rid of the dead matter and moss on your lawn. This will allow air and moisture to get down to the roots, helping to revitalise your lawn.
  • After scarifying your lawn, it can sometimes look a bit unsightly, but please be assured this is only temporary!
  • For the best results, we need to remove as much thatch/moss as we can so that your lawn has the best chance to grow back even healthier and stronger than before. After scarifying, soil can sometimes be left exposed and this is the perfect time to overseed your lawn.

I decided to give these guys a try when I saw that the products they use are RHS endorsed. I wasn’t disappointed

Ivan Gilfoyle, Orpington