Scarifying is an essential part of lawn maintenance. It is the process of raking your lawn to prevent the build up of thatch which is the perfect growing medium for disease and bacteria. It also suffocates the roots of your grass by impeding the flow of oxygen, carbon dioxide and moisture and allowing moss to take a hold. The lawn scarification services offered by Cornwall and Devon Lawn Care removes thatch, dead moss and encourages grass roots to grow.

Cornwall and Devon Lawn Care recommend that most lawns will benefit from scarification every year and is most effective 2-3 weeks after applying moss control. It should be carried out either from early spring to early summer or in the autumn, while the temperature’s are still warm within the soil.

Image to show grass and soil before and after lawn scarification services by Cornwall and Devon Lawn Care


  • Improved Air Circulation
  • Enhanced Water and Nutrient Absorption
  • Reduced Risk of Lawn Diseases
  • Better Lawn Health and Appearance
  • Reduced Risk of Pests