Why you should always get rid of perennial weeds before scarifying

A man on a garden lawn holds up a dandelion weeder tool
The Garden Ninja, aka Lee from Garden Rescue, shares his garden weeding tips. (Image credit: The Garden Ninja)

When you next go to scarify your lawn,  there's an important initial step to do before you get started — and it doesn't involve any scarifying tools just yet.

You need to give your grass a good look over and check out whether you have any perennial weeds lurking among the lush, green blades of your carefully thought-out garden landscaping ideas.

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Gabriella Dyson
Assistant Editor

Gabriella is Homebuilding & Renovating's Assistant Editor. She is a DIY enthusiast and a lover of all things interior design. She’s spent the past decade crafting copy for regional publications, award-winning architects, and leading UK homeware brands. 

She has a particular passion for historic buildings and listed properties, and she is currently in the process of renovating a Grade II-listed Victorian coach house in the West Country. At Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, Gabriella is responsible for curating the magazine's home case studies and regularly contributes to the Homebuilding website.