If you would like to get the most out of your lawn this summer then consider using the tried and proven processes of aeration and scarification.

These might sound like complex words, but they are simple processes that you can use, along with the right equipment for better lawn care results. In this guide, we explain what lawn aeration and lawn scarification is, the benefits, and what you should do to get amazing results in your garden.

What is Scarification?

Lawn scarification is the process of removing thatch and moss from your lawn. The process involves using a machine (also known as a scarifier or scarifiers for lawns) to remove the thatch and moss.

Although the primary goal of lawn scarification is to remove thatch and moss from the lawn, it also helps to improve in reducing weed problems as it removes any dead grass or weeds. Lawn scarification can be done by hand, but this requires a lot of time and effort. By using quality scarifiers for lawns the task isn’t just completed much quicker, it also results in a better looking and healthier lawn.

Scarification should be a feature of any good annual lawn maintenance programme.

What is Aeration?

Lawn aeration is a process of making holes in the lawn to allow air, water and nutrients to reach the roots of the grass. The goal of lawn aeration is to create better conditions for root growth, by improving soil structure and water penetration. This is achieved by removing thatch and other debris, loosening compacted soil, and allowing oxygen into the root zone. Aeration benefits your lawn in many ways.

  • First, it helps reduce thatch build-up which can be a problem.
  • Second, it can help improve drainage which will prevent puddles or mud patches from forming on your property after heavy rainfall.
  • It also helps over the long term as it breaks up the soil and prevents it from compacting. Aerated soil that’s less compact can dramatically help facilitate better root growth over time.

Although there are a few different types of aeration, Hollow-Tine and Fracture-Tine are the best types for lawns.

Aerating and scarifying your lawn leads to an overall healthier lawn that looks amazing. It also means that lawn treatments are more effective as a result.

Which is the best scarifier and best lawn aerator to use?

There are various options of lawn scarifiers available and the decision you make will depend on your garden and what you want to achieve.

Our skilled garden machinery team can recommend which is the best scarifier and the best lawn aerator most suited to the condition of your grass.

Find out more about our range of garden machinery and lawn scarifiers to buy online, get in touch or visit our online store.


Can I buy lawn scarifiers online?

Yes, absolutely. If you are looking for the best scarifier for your garden then you can find out more about your options and start browsing to buy lawn scarifiers online here at John Miller Garden Machinery - and your lawn will thank you for it! 

What other garden machinery do I need for my lawn?

As well as offering the best lawn aerators and scarifiers for lawns, we offer a range of garden machinery for your garden in general.

Our online store, for example, has a range of lawnmowers for your lawn as well as equipment for trimming, chopping and cleaning. We also provide servicing to keep your equipment working as it should!

The garden machinery that you use will depend on your garden and our skilled garden machinery team can advise you further.

Make sure to visit our online garden machinery shop to find out more about our great range of garden machinery, including our lawn scarifiers and aerators.