There’s far more to the perfect lawn than just keeping it trimmed, it needs to be kept weed and debris free, aerated to allow nutrients to get to the roots and fertilized to promote vigorous growth.
The first is a really simple idea which can make a world of difference.
The Agri-Fab Walk Behind Aerator is pushed along the lawn and using rotating start shaped spikes allows air and moisture to penetrate the root system. It can also be used when applying fertilizers and even when re-seeding.
Remember, you should only aerate a lawn when it is moist – not a problem this summer!
The working width is 16 in and it has five 7 in spiked wheels which penetrate to a depth of 2.5 in.
It has steel tray designed to hold something like a concrete block to aid penetration.
Delivery is free the next working day and it costs £69.
Another neat little machine which is useful throughout the year is the MD 80P Walk-Behind Spreader, ideal for spreading fertilizers and other lawn treatments across medium sized lawns.
It has a large hopper which can take up to 36 kg and the flow rate can be adjusted by a simple lever. It has a spreading width of up to three metres.
The frame is made from powder coated steel and the wheels have a deep tread to prevent damaging lawns.
This spreader is also very handy for use in the winter when the snow and ice set in as they can be used for spreading an even covering of snow melt.
Remember to clean the machine each time it has been used to prevent corrosion.
Currently there are special offers on organic lawn fertilizer from three top suppliers when you buy this spreader – full details are on our pages.
It costs £79.95 compared with the manufacturer’s recommended price of £129.95. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
You may remember the old garden roller hidden away under brambles and nettles in country gardens, often no more than an ol oil drum filled with cement.
The Al-Ko GW50 Lawn Roller / Garden Roller can keep lawns looking their best when used after a shower to flatten away the odd bumps.
The roller can also be used to roll in seed after it has been spread to create new lawns.
The working width is 50 cm and when it arrives it can either be filled with sand when the weight will be 129 kg, or sand when it will weigh 120 kg.
There is a scraper bar to keep mud and other rubbish from sticking to it.
Delivery is free the next working day and the roller has a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
It costs £89.95.
This next one has been proved hugely popular as it is a simple alternative to endless work clearing fallen leaves with a tined garden rake.
The MD Sweep 26 Lawn & Leaf Sweeper is a cracking little machine which sweeps leaves into a collector as you push it along.
The collector itself is simply removed and the leaves can then be deposited straight on to the compost pile. It will also remove other debris like wood chippings, acorns and pine cones and general litter left on the lawn.
Apart from the rhythmic swishing of the brushes across the lawn it is totally silent. And large wheels mean it is easy to push and very manoeuvrable.
The working width is 26 in and brushes have different height settings. This is particularly useful as the sweeper can also be used in barns, around the edges of swimming pools, anywhere general debris is liable to accumulate.
The sweeper costs £89.95 compared with the manufacturer’s recommended retail price of £149.95.
There is free next working day delivery and a two year maker’s guarantee. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a tow year manufacturer’s warranty.
Another really handy machine is the Solo 485/D Diaphragm-Pump Backpack Sprayer.
A really handy way to spray large areas this machine has an impressive high pressure spray and has a 50 cm lance.
The pressure can be easily adjusted using the valve handle and the tanks can take 20 litres so you can work over a large area without stopping to fill up.
The tank has been moulded to follow the contours of the back and is made from polyethylene for strength and a long life.
There are also shoulder straps for ease of use over longer periods.
This sprayer costs £129, is delivered free the next working day.
Now here’s a really handy little machine made to be towed behind ride-ons.
The MD 100T Spike ‘N’ Seed Tow-Behind Aerator Spreader can both spike the lawn to let in moisture and provide nutrients or sow seeds at the same time.
It has nine star-shaped spikes to penetrate the turf and fertilizers or other treatments can be released from a large corrosion-proof hopper which can hold 43.5 litres.
It has rubber tyred wheels which give a good grip and a simple lever raises the working mechanism.
This machine costs £149, is delivered free the next working day and has a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Now a clever device which will give your lawn a perfect look.
The Earthquake WE43 Petrol Lawn-Edger saves hours of time with a lawn edger, especially on a large lawn.
It has a Viper two-stroke 43 cc engine which is easy to start and controlled via a throttle on the handlebar.
There are four working heights from .5 to 3.5 in which are easy to set.
It is easy to manoeuvre and fold-down handlebars mean it is easy to transport and store.
There is also a device which stops debris being thrown into the user’s face.
The edges costs £279 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £299, delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
Now here’s a machine currently on special offer which can make the world of difference to your lawn.
The Einhell BG-SC 2240P Petrol Lawn Scarifier is more than £100 less than equivalent machines with German engineering for reliability and top performance.
Lawns need regular scarifying to tease out the dead grass and moss and the first time your do it after a period you will be amazed at the amount of rubbish pulled out into the 45 litre box
It has 36 steel blades and is powered by a 118 cc engine designed to be easy to start.
There are six working heights depending on how severe you need to be and the working width is 40 cm.
And the first time it is used you should leave the box off and rake up the debris afterwards.
Large wheels make it easy to use and the handles fold down to make it easy to transport and store – your friends will almost certainly ask to borrow it.
The manufacturer’s recommended retail price is £479.95 but we have it for sale for £279.95.
There is a two year manufacturer’s warranty and delivery is free the next working day.
If you have a large area of land to manager then the Agri-Fab ‘Pro’ Tow Sprayer with a 15 Gallon Capacity could be ideal.
It is soundly built with a spray output of70 psi and an adjustable spray boom at the rear which is adjustable up to 80 in.
It operates at a low height to reduce the risk of drifting spray plus there is a hand sprayer with a 15 ft hose which can spray up to 20 ft.
The sprayer has a 12 volt pump and is easy to attach to the tractor battery.
The polypropylene tanks can take up to 15 gallons and has a drain fitted for easy emptying.
The sprayer has a hitch pin which can fit on to any ride-on.
It costs £299, a substantial saving on the recommended retail price of £429. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a wto year manufacturer’s guarantee.
And finally, a really cracking machine from a top manufacturer. The Al-Ko 38VLB Combi Petrol Scarifier / Aerator is designed so you can change the task the machine is undertaking very easily.
It has Al-Ko’s own engine and has been designed to work on medium sized to large lawns.
The scarifying cassette has 24 sprung steel tines working to a width of 34 cm while the aerator has 14 steel blades with a width of 37 cm. A simple dial allows easy adjustment to the working depth. It has a 55 litre collector.
This clever machine costs £325, delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
As the temperatures rise at long last there is still plenty of growth in the lawn but it does need attention to keep it looking its best.
And although summer seems to be on the wain the lawns still need to be trimmed to be them looking their best.
If you are unsure about any of the products please call our team who have years of experience in gardening equipment and will be pleased to help. The number you need is 08454 588905.