Hints & Tips
Sun, then rain, then sun, the cycle continues. Lawns grow, shrubberies erupt into fresh life, miraculous when you consider the bitterly cold winter when snow covered frost-hardened ground and it looked as if nothing would ever grow again.
But nature always wins in the end, even though the gardeners have to give her a hand every now and again.
One way you can ensure new growth in the lawn is by regular trimming and making sure water and the nutrients it carries can get through the top surface.
This means getting rid of the surface mat of moss and dead grass and flat weeds.
To do this we used to use a tined rake, dragging it across the surface to pull out the debris, but this was just plain hard work.
Modern scarifying machines make this task far easier and are far more efficient and this one, now on special offer, is one of the best and certainly bets value for money.
The Einhell GC-SC 2240P Petrol Lawn Scarifier offers the sturdiness of a German engineered machine and yet is over £100 less than and similar machine.
Made for areas up to around 1000m2 in mind it has 18 steel blades which tease out all the debris to allow moisture to get through to the roots driven by a 118cc engine.
The working width is 40cm and the working levels are adjustable depending on savage you want to be.
There is a box to catch the debris but this is best left off the first time you treat the lawn.
It is currently on offer at £274.95, a huge saving on the recommended price of £499.95.
It has a two-year warranty and is delivered free within five days.
One recent review commented: ‘Great Performance. ‘I have always hired a scarifier in the past, but thought it was time I had my own. Having bought this model, I thought it felt a bit light in weight, compared to the hired model I used to use, but my worries were soon dispelled.
‘It made very easy work of getting the moss and thatch out of my lawn and was a dream to use. I didn’t fit the collection bag because the moss was so thick the bag would have filled in seconds.’ Other reviews are here.
We have an extensive selection of these machines on our site including some for estate owners and professional gardeners.
Please give us a ring on 03454 588905 if you have any questions you’d like answered before ordering. We are very happy to offer unbiased, expert advice.
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