Hints & Tips
First things first. We can all agree that this latest little nip of winds from the east is not wanted and very unseasonal and we want it gone.
Second, as soon as it does disappear, plants and lawns will grow very quickly, so we’d better be ready to get down to a few days hard work in the garden.
And the first job we can tackle is scarifying the lawn.
Scarifying is taking out all the dead grass, moss and other debris that has accumulated over the winter to let the grass grow.
It allows nutrients and moisture to get through to the roots and encourages new growth and also lets the lawn breathe again.
We used to do this job with a tined rake, and it wasn’t a lot of fun, but modern scarifiers make it far easier and mean we can carry out this process far more often rather than once a year.
Don’t be alarmed if you are left with a large pile of debris and the lawn looks as if you’ve borrowed the neighbouring farmer’s plough, it will grow back far more healthily very quickly.
This is one of our highly rated superstars and our best-selling scarifier, German engineered and terrific value and they are now back in stock and ready for despatch.
The Einhell GC-SC 2240P Petrol Lawn Scarifier is suitable for lawns around 1000m2 and has a 118cc engine which turns 18 steel-tipped blades.
It has adjustable working heights, and you would be advised to use a high setting to start, especially if the lawn has not been scarified for a while.
There is a 45-litre debris catcher but you should leave this off and rake up the debris the first time – you’ll be amazed how much rubbish is teased out.
The working width is 40cm and it has large wheels to stop it digging into the turf.
The handles fold down for ease of storage and for transporting in friend’s and relations’ cars – we think this is one of the most borrowed pieces of gardening equipment.
It costs £279.95, £220 off the recommended price and we deliver it free within three to five working days with a two-year warranty.
This superb scarifier has garnered a host of five-star reviews like ‘This is a quality machine. Amazing value to get a petrol driven scarifier of this build and quality at such a reasonable price’ and ‘Build quality is excellent as advertised…Now the lawn is breathing again… Wish I had bought one years ago’ and even ‘This is a Superb Scarifier, I looked for Ages and I am Very Pleased.’ and ‘this is the best scarifier I have ever used…’ More reviews are available here
These pages have our full list of scarifiers, some made for the professional gardener. Please give us a ring if you would like our advice before ordering.
Have a look at these pages if you need a new mower, we have a huge selection, probably the biggest in the country and again if you are not sure which is the right one for your needs give us a ring on 0345 4588 905 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri & 10am-4pm Sat).
‘Superb service, couldn’t ask for more. Fabulous Einhell scarifier especially for the money. Couldn’t fault any part of this purchase.’ Customer (TRUSTPILOT)