Additional Lawn Treatments
To obtain the optimum results from your Stripes Lawn Care treatment programme there are two further treatments we need to carry out.
Scarification (September or April)
Your lawn will have built up a layer of fibrous material on the top of the soil surface and at the base of the grass, this is known as Thatch. Thatch is made up of cuttings, dead leaves, stems and stolons of both grasses and weeds. By mechanically removing this layer with a motorised scarifier ensures your lawn will maintain its ability to absorb oxygen, moisture and essential nutrients that are required to maintain a healthy green lawn.
Following scarification we will bag up the thatch that is removed from your lawn and leave it for you to either dispose of or compost.
Alternatively the waste can be removed and taken to a Green Waste Recycling Plant where it is turned into 100 % Recycled Compost, however dependent on quantity and distance involved there may be an additional cost.
Solid Tine Aeration November / February
The benefits of lawn aeration are many and it is recommended that the process be repeated more than once a year, particularly in areas where there are heavy concentrations of clay soil. As part of our treatment programme Stripes Lawn Care carry out solid tine aeration during November and February. Customers have the choice of either having their lawn aerated in autumn or winter, or both.
Solid Tine Aeration has the following benefits
- Relieve surface compaction
- Encourage new root growth
- Increase rooting depth
- Improve nutrient and moisture uptake
- Reduce the build up of thatch below the surface
- Improve drainage
- Replace stale Carbon Dioxide with fresh Oxygen rich air into the soil
- Lawns are left with minimal disruption and mess
- No unsightly cores left on lawn
Following Aeration in November the benefits will become noticeable and with a repeat of the process in February your lawn will be entering the spring period in excellent condition.