A healthy lawn not only looks great but also provides a comfortable place to play, relax and entertain.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the process of full lawn renovation in the UK, including scarification, aeration, overseeding, and fertilization.
Step 1: Aeration
Aeration is the first step in the lawn renovation process. Aeration relieves soil compaction and creates a nice seed bed for your new grass to grow in.
Hollow tine aeration is a popular method that helps pull plugs out of the soil to help create a better environment for the new seed to grow.
Step 2: Scarification
Scarification is designed to remove any thatch from the soil and create a better seed bed for the grass to grow.
Scarification should be done in two passes, starting with a lighter pass and then adjusting the blade to go a little deeper on the second pass. After the first pass, you’ll need to rake up the debris to prepare for the second pass.
Step 3: Overseeding
Once the lawn is scarified, it’s time to overseed using grass seed. It’s important to do a generous overseeding to get the lawn thickened up. Depending on the weather, the grass should start growing in 2 to 4 weeks.
Step 4: Top Dressing and Fertilization
Finally, top dress the lawn with a layer of soil and fertilise with a pre seed fertiliser it to boost the growth and help the seed access all the key nutrients it needs.
Pre seed fertilisers will also feed your existing grass and help it rebound quickly after the renovation.
What is the best time to renovate my lawn in the UK?
Spring is the ideal time to renovate your lawn in the UK. The soil is warm enough to support growth, but not too hot that it will dry out the grass.
How often should I renovate my lawn?
It depends on the condition of your lawn. A well-maintained lawn may only need to be renovated every 3-5 years, while a neglected lawn may need to be renovated every year.
Can I do a full lawn renovation myself or should I hire a professional?
If you are looking to do to a full lawn renovation yourself you can find all the lawncare products you need in our shop.