- verb to stir the surface of the soil with an implement with tines, e.g. a wire rake, but without turning the soil over. Lawns can be scarified to remove moss and matted grass.
- verb to slit the outer coat of seed in order to speed up germination
- To break up or scratch a surface such as earth or pavement.
- To roughen a surface by sanding or other means to improve adhesion of paint.