Hints & Tips
There can be little doubt that autumn has arrived.
Michaelmas Daisies are in full bloom and looking splendid and the gardener’s eternal lament – “why didn’t I plant more of them?” – comes into play.
Lawns are looking really good, but to keep them in that condition this is an excellent time to scarify.
This is a process where dead grass and weeds growing across the surface are pulled out – just think of an old tined rake scrabbling across the surface and all the rubbish that emerges.
A modern scarifying machine does this virtually effortlessly compared with raking and with much better results.
Scarifying is an autumn task to prepare the lawn for fresh growth next spring, although you will notice the difference quite quickly although initial results can be alarming.
Don’t be worried if you find your lawn looking a bit like a ploughed field, this is the result you want to allow fresh new growth to flourish.
Of all the scarifiers on our site, this one has proved the most popular for some time as it is both very effective and great value for money.
Engineered in Germany, the Einhell GC-SC 2240P Petrol Lawn Scarifier is made for lawns up to 1000m2 and has 18 steel blades which tease out dead grass and moss and well as surface weeds and all the other debris which has settled on the surface.
This allows new growth to flourish and lets moisture and nutrients penetrate to the roots.
If you’ve not scarified the lawn for some time you’ll be surprised at the amount of debris, which should be raked up – don’t use the catcher initially.
The blades are driven by a 118cc engine and as they turn they make it easy to push the machine along.
The working width is 40cm and there are six working levels, but be conservative when you first start and don’t try to go too deep.
Large wheels make it easy to navigate and a folding handlebar means it is easy to transport.
The recommended price is £499.95 but we will save you over £200 as we have it on sale for £279.95, with FREE delivery the next working day, FREE oil and a two-year warranty from Einhell.
“Very robust machine but I would expect nothing less from German engineering , “Good Machine and Price” and “Excellent Product for the Money” are just three recent comments.
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