Hints & Tips
The growth on many lawns is starting to slow, and often this can be caused by dead grasses and flat-growing weed.
All lawns should be regularly scarified and this is a good time to carry out this task. Scarifying teases out the rubbish that can accumulate, as well as any moss which may have survived the warm spell.
A tined garden rake is the traditional way of doing this but it is devilishly hard work and a modern scarifier is far easier and more efficient.
Don’t be worried if the lawn looks a bit like an agricultural plough has been at work, once the rubbish is cleared away new shoots will quickly grow and you’ll have a far better lawn as a result.
Here are a couple of great scarifiers, the first a new version of one that has been a top seller for years.
Einhell GE-SA 1335P Petrol Combi Scarifier / Aerator has two easily changed rollers which make it a really versatile machine
The scarifier has 26 spikes which ease out moss and dead grasses as well as flat weeds so that moisture and nutrients can penetrate to the roots. And the aerator has 20 knives to cut small slits in the lawn to assist moisture getting through.
This can also help drain the lawn if water is lying after a very heavy shower.
The rollers are mounted on the front and are quick and easy to change.
Driving it along is a 53.2cc Einhell engine; and there is three working depths so you can decide how aggressive you want to be. here’s what our customers think of it… ” Performs Well… light and is easy to use. Easy to start and my wife loves it.”, “…a great little machine for the money.”, “Excellent product…I’m a very satisfied owner. “
It costs £199.95, £200 below the recommended price, has a two-year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
That machine is new and exclusive for this year as is this one, the Einhell GE-SC 35LI Power X-Change Cordless Scarifier.
This has 16 steel blades to carry out the scarifying and comes with a charger and two batteries.
These batteries also fit other Einhell machines so you can buy other tools in the range quite cheaply as the batteries simply swap over. The full range can be found on the link above.
An aerator roller and debris collector can be bought as optional extras.
This machine is priced at £199.95, £180 off the recommended price, has a two-year warranty and free delivery the next working day.