So, today is Sunday. The day for relaxing and having fun, yes?
At 8 am this morning I was tidying up my outhouse. Being done by 9 or so I wandered around the garden for a bit then decided to do a job I rarely do. Scarify the lawn! I rarely do it because I always forget to do it at the right time of year. So I leave it thinking I will do it later and then, again, forget! >.<
Ok… I didn’t actually scarify it as much as de-thatch and scrape the moss and crap off the top. The tool you see above doesn’t actually cut the soil level enough to actually call it scarifying, and it definitely does bugger all for aerating it at all.
The first pic is what I started out with. It took me about 20 mins to give it a good going over. The second pic was at the end of the first scrape. I then did a very quick 2nd run over to catch anything I missed.
The 3rd pic is the totality of the moss I dragged out. Quite a bit, but not as much as I thought I would get!
I then cut the grass. I cut all 3 of my lawns, although I only took a photo of this bit. I managed to fill the mower box with this small area. So there was still a lot of chaff after scraping it all over. In the end it doesn’t look half the horror story that you sometimes get when scarifying.
I have to note that I wasn’t going to reseed it. If I do it again in autumn I will get some seed for it, but not today.
After this I tidied up the border edges, did a bit of weeding in the beds and strimmed the wall edges. By this point it was about 11 am. Most of the morning gone and I was really sweating in the warm sun! I was wearing jeans, That was a mistake!
So, in the end, a relaxing Sunday morning? Why yes, thank you. It was! B-)