Sowing grass seed and scarifying your lawn: this is how you do it

Sep 8, 2021 General Article

Are you sowing grass seed? Then it’s important to know when to scarify lawn. In this article we are some useful tips for you.

Let’s talk about the insects

First of all, let’s talk about the insects. Many people are surprised to learn that grasshoppers are insects and they can cause some real damage to your lawn. A typical attack is the hatching of eggs laid on the undersides of the leaves. The aphids eat the foliage causing the leaves to become discoloured and brown. The presence of aphids causes the grass to wilt and wilt and eventually die. The aphids are also the cause of many other kinds of problems such as the plant wilt and the yellowing of the leaves. Fight against insects when you’re sowing grass seed to prevent problems.

Using insecticide sprays

Insecticide sprays can be used against the lawn pest aphids. A safe pesticide to spray on your lawn is chloroform. It can be applied to your lawn when the aphids are about 1/16″ in size. Another pesticide to spray on your lawn is permethrin. It’s an effective against these pests, but it should be applied in the spring when the aphids are flying high. The best time to spray these pesticides is early morning or in the late afternoon. Always apply the pesticide when the temperature is cooler than 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Apply the pesticide with enough pressure into the soil to about shortly below the soil surface. Use chloroform only when the lawn pest is actively feeding. Also, do not apply permethrin to lawns that have grass when it is actively growing.

How to scarify your lawn

Now it’s time to scarify your lawn. But when to scarify lawn? We can give a clear answer to this question. Once you have completed your scarifying, you will need to rake the lawn. If the lawn is healthy and the grass is healthy, there should be no need to rake. But if the lawn is damaged (especially if there are dandelion or bog plants) then rake gently and take off all thatch.

The last step

Let’s go on to the last step. Once you’ve removed thatch, rake the lawn again, and then give the lawn a second dressing with moss removal. You may need to use a rake to get through the thatch. Subsequently, you need to get rid of the thatch so that the grass can breathe. We wish you the best of luck with sowing grass seed and scarifying your lawn!