Yesterday I gave the lawn a proper bashing,now whilst these pics will probably give fellow lawn care nuts a heart attack this is the 3rd time I’ve done this with great results. First up I used the spring cartridge in the machine to heavy rake the lawn and collect stones and rubbish up. Next up came the big guns blade really tearing it up on the full depth setting. Now I know this is too harsh for most but with 20 kg of grass seed on hand I’m no novice to this and wanted to show others that sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. Finally the lawn was aerated and sharp sand cast across the area, the area has been pre treated with granular fert 2 weeks ago. Last up using a drop spreader about 10kg of grass seed was spread in both directions to ensure good coverage. When I remove the poly tunnel in next 2 weeks I will do the small patch under that. Now I’m sure some will jump in and say where I’ve not followed the usual way and they would be totally right, this post is for those who worry about tackling the grass for fear of ruining it so I will update this over the next few weeks to give comfort for those who have never scarified and renovated before as I’ve had some great info from everyone here and thought it’s time to give something back.