When the weather is sunny, there is hardly anything better than being in the garden. To help you spruce up your garden before then, we’ve rounded up the best scarifiers. To make your purchase decision easier and to give you a better overview of the different models, we have taken a closer look at scarifiers and compared individual products. In our product recommendations, we have compiled the best models for you. You are sure to find what you are looking for in these scarifiers.
- Scarifiers remove moss, weeds and felt. These deprive the soil of important nutrients and water. The lawn hardly gets any supply through the soil. Also, sunlight and oxygen hardly penetrate through the moss layer. Therefore you should scarify your lawn 1-2 times a year.
- The cut-off remains are usually collected in a collection container.
- There are: Hand, electric, gasoline, and battery dethatchers.
- The sharpness of the blades is essential in order not to damage the lawn.
- Also, the depth settings should be adapted to the lawn: Usually 3-4mm is used, but many devices can also be set higher and lower (e.g. 2mm at the beginning of scarifying).
- Scarifiers are available with different drives.
- Hand-held scarifiers are operated without a motor and impress with their light weight.
- In the case of motor-driven scarifiers, you should pay attention to the manufacturer’s specifications regarding the wattage of the motor before making a purchase.
- Gasoline scarifiers require gasoline.
- Scarifiers have different working widths.
- A large working width means that scarifying large lawns is faster.
- A small working width is ideal especially for small lawns.
- Manual scarifiers: for small gardens, as no drive. Physical activity necessary but particularly environmentally friendly.
- Electric scarifier: for gardens 100-500sqm. also a sustainable variant. lighter and more maneuverable than the lower variants. However, depending on soil conditions, there may be difficulties in penetration of the blades, as the weight does not provide enough pressure.
- Battery-powered trimmer: up to 500sqm. Battery-powered, so cordless.
- Gasoline scarifier: 500-2000sqm. can tolerate harder soils, cordless. Its weight allows the blades to penetrate deep into the lawn.
Table of contents
We have compiled the best and most interesting scarifiers. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.
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The Best Sellers Of Scarifiers
In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular scarifiers for you.
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Current Offers Of Scarifiers
You can find the best current offers on scarifiers in this list.
Scarifiers have a rotating axle that is equipped with blades. These blades score the turf a few millimeters. This process removes moss and lawn thatch, which loosens and aeratesthe lawn.
The price of a scarifier depends on the manufacturer and model. On average, a scarifier is available for 50€ – 300€.
As a rule of thumb, you should scarify your lawn at least once a year, but no more than twice a year.
Dethatching originally comes from “vertical” and “to cut.” The term describes a process in which an implement cuts vertically into the lawn to remove moss, weeds and felt.
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