D.W. Tomlin Spring Tine Harrows
Thatch build-up and surface capping or hardening can contribute to water holding areas, poaching and compaction. This occurs when grassland is subjected to damage from traffic like hooves or wheels when the soil is too wet to cope with it, resulting in poor growing conditions, root exposure and buried grass leaf.
Something as simple as regular chain harrowing and spring tine scarification can break through this and condition the grass with a light scarification and surface capping agitation. It will remove dead thatch, lift vegetation up and level any molehills. Its job is to allow air movement and root aeration, which helps the soil to breathe and improves water infiltration.