Scarify, Verti-Cut and Fraise Mowing


What is the thatch zone? The undecomposed, or partly decomposed layer of organic matter situated above the soil surface and the turf grass shoots, is called the thatch layer.  In other words, the dead organic matter between the grass and soil.

Why is thatch build up bad? Roots and rhizomes originate from the thatch layer and not the soil, which inhibits turf grass system’s inherent tolerance against biotic- and abiotic stresses, which is not neutralized by microbial decomposition.

A shallow root system and carbon monoxide buildup in the soil prevents the uptake of oxygen, nutrients and causes nutrient imbalances. More irrigation cycles are required due to plant stress, uneven playing surfaces and an increased amount of athlete injuries. The grass is also more susceptible to diseases.

How do we fix it? Excessive thatch should be removed by means of scarifying, fraise mowing or verti-cutting and vacuuming. Not only to remove the dead organic matter, but also cutting out all the uneven surfaces to ensure a firm and even playing surface.

We utilize specialized equipment to de-thatch and vacuum the built-up thatch layer to ensure healthy, stress free, firm and even playing surfaces.


Lawn Scarification is the mechanical reduction of surface thatch from a lawn. It is the process of removing the undecomposed, or partly decomposed layer of organic matter situated above the soil surface and the turf grass shoots. In other words, the dead organic matter between the grass and soil.


Verticutting, also known as vertical mowing, is a process that removes thatch build-up from your lawn and promote new growth. These vertical blades cut down into the thatch without damaging the healthy grass. Verticutting breaks up the dead organic layer of thatch, bringing it to the surface for removal and to stimulate growth.

Verticutting can be done any time and however often you prefer, however, there are certain times when verticutting is best. If your lawn feels spongy when you walk across it, then you have thatch build-up that needs to be removed. We recommend verticutting services for your lawn once a year in the spring or summer, to remove thatch before the growing season

Fraise Mowing

Fraise mowing is a highly disruptive mechanical practice that is not for the faint of heart. It is the mechanical process where all the thatch is removed without the added time and expenses of gradual thatch reduction. Fraise mowing produces an unsightly (often bare ground) surface for ≥3 weeks

What sets us apart?

WHY choose circle worx

We have an untarnished reputation and will never sacrifice quality over quantity.

Quality Assurance

All products and materials required to complete an  installation or project are purchased from reputable suppliers who adhere to SABS and ISO codes required by industry regulators, governing bodies or professional entities. For additional piece of mind, we have public liability-, works- and contractors all risk insurance.

Industry Knowledge

We bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our projects. We have the creativity and offer out of the box ideas and designs. We are familiar with the correct materials and plants to use for our projects. We have the experience to do specialized installations that follows world standards, that sets us a cut above the rest.

Service Excellence

Integrity is of high importance to us and we value you as a client. We keep our promises and deliver what we commit to. We strive for service excellence and welcome any type of communication to give you the assurance that your project is consistently focused to achieve the desired outcome.

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082 467 6899

Delporton, Krugersdorp
Republic of South Africa

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