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scarify

To roughen a surface by sanding or some other technique, in order to improve adhesion of paint.
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Scarify your lawn to stop moss returning in abundance next year
He continued, "the Iranian delegation will never scarify national interests and preciseness for speed in agreement.
Scarify to remove all the dead grass that accumulates at ground level (the thatch).
All lawns need good drainage and oxygenation, so scarify it with a spring-tine rake to remove thatch - dead grass that mats beneath growing grass - and moss.
Spike and scarify lawns to improve surface drainage and remove thatch.
The mottled seeds had a harder seed coat and were more difficult to scarify than uniform seeds.
But why did it not scarify and destroy the stomach lining?
KARACHI -- Promising that Pakistan army would extends its full support to the law enforcers, the Corps Commander Karachi Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar on Saturday said that army will leave no stone unturned and continue to scarify their lives for eliminating the menace of terrorism from Karachi.
Club question Last week, Tony Smith asked for advice on the best time to scarify his lawn, which is in partial shade and prone to waterlogging in winter.
If you decide to scarify or rake the dead moss it will need wet warm weather to recover.