Top three lawn mistakes to avoid ‘damaging’ and even ‘killing’ your grass in spring

Both of these processes aim to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grassroots, “encouraging strong, vibrant growth”.

A scarifier may be needed if a manual rake is not up to the job as they can easily remove unwanted debris, as steel blades propel forward and collect the thatch and moss as it moves. 

Aerators have sharp, hollow tines that extract soil, leaving small neat holes that easily welcome vital nutrients, air and water in.

3. Not overseeding the lawn

All lawns need a little extra attention in the spring and most, if not all lawns, will benefit from overseeding.