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Scarifying lawn/moss now - good or bad idea?

So my relatively small lawn (5mx7m) has often had a lot of moss, I've tried to keep on top of it but been difficult.
With the recent very warm weather most of my lawn is now yellow straw, all indications say that it'll bounce back (I'm obviously not mowing it or anything) however as the moss has also died back it seems to be coming up the easiest I've ever seen with a tined rake. Is is a good idea to get as much up as possible now and then when the rains come home the whole lawn recovers well, or might I be putting too much undue pressure on the grass and should wait until autumn to do it again?

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  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 1,945
    @gavin431 Now and again the odd thread goes through with no response. Probably the poster who could help not around at the time. If you saw my "lawn" you would know I can't help you but there is someone out there who can. Here's hoping you will have some luck this time. :)
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,731
    I suppose if all the grass has been killed already it won’t matter much - but you’d end up with a much worse looking patch and I don’t think it would recover any quicker.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,573
    We are not touching our is any way until this drought is over, fortunately OH never cuts it very short so it’s still green.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • gavin 431gavin 431 Posts: 10
    Tin pot said:
    I suppose if all the grass has been killed already it won’t matter much - but you’d end up with a much worse looking patch and I don’t think it would recover any quicker.
    Thanks - I'm hoping that the grass will recover and isn't actually dead.
    To be honest, I'm not bothered about it looking worse and I'm not actually bothered how long it takes to recover overall if it gets rid of this moss, which I haven't been properly able to do over the last few years. I think a very gentle raking might be in order.
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