In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
verbo transitivoscarifies, scarifying, scarified
- On a dry day, scarify the lawn to remove unwanted thatch and then aerate and top-dress any badly drained areas.
- Avoid scarifying lawns with live moss in them as it will cause the problem to spread.
- After the lawn is mended, it can be scarified to remove debris and thatch, which is a layer of material that builds up on the surface of the soil.
- It's a good time to scarify lawns and remove the dead grass called thatch.
- Continue to scarify lawns with a wire-tined lawn rake.
- Thatch removal is done by scarifying the grass.
- It is a good idea to scarify the lawn and remove any thatch, as it restricts air movement, impedes drainage and encourages the formation of moss and weeds.
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