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Why is it essential to have Machine Work? 


Every lawn benefits from Aeration and Scarification. Most lawn lovers realise that seasonal lawn treatments only go so far in creating what we all want to see… a great lawn. 

For many of our customers their annual programme includes Aeration and Scarification every year and their lawn truly benefits from it. 

What is Aeration?
The process of Aeration relieves compaction and creates open spaces in the soil. Deep channels are produced to help water, air, and nutrients penetrate the root zone.
Although there are a few different types of Aeration, hollow-tine and fracture-tine are the best for lawns. We will recommend the one most suited to the condition of your lawn.

Learn more about Aeration here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7gMqSBHA6U

What is Scarification?
Surface thatch naturally forms on a lawn. However, when it gets too thick it prevents important elements such as water, fertiliser and oxygen from getting to the grass roots. The result is a mossy and spongy lawn. Scarification removes most of the surface thatch and should be a feature of any good annual lawn maintenance programme.

Learn more about Scarification here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dur_tqKEbF0

What are the benefits of Aeration and Scarification?

  • Removes compaction and breaks down thatch – one of the main contributors to moss growth - Learn more about Thatch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeTehoc6pqI
  • Reduces/removes the moss loving environment
  • Allows much needed air, water, and nutrients to reach the root zone of the grass plants, resulting in a much healthier lawn.
  • Assists surface drainage and discourages fungal growth.
  • Ensures your lawn remains healthy and able to fight off the vast majority of lawn problems.
  • An overall healthier lawn
  • Makes lawn treatments more effective! 

To benefit from Aeration and Scarification, you can save up to 18% and join our Standard Programme. In addition to providing, you with annual Aeration and Scarification, you will also receive four seasonal treatments between January and December, plus an application of Oasis applied in the same period as our Summer Ready Treatment. View the full package here: https://www.greenthumb.co.uk/lawn-care-programmes/standard-programme

Or you could join our Ultimate Programme – the all-encompassing Lawn Care package! Including everything to give you the ultimate lawn! Along with a generous 30% discount by Direct Debit when compared to the cost of individual treatments. View the full package here: https://www.greenthumb.co.uk/lawn-care-programmes/ultimate-programme


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