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Our nice new lawn Scarifier

amy

By amy

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To say that our lawn is in bad condition is an understatement , something had to be done and sooner rather than later , we had tried doing it the hard way last year with a rake , the moss hardly budged at all , this year we decided to buy an electric Lawn Scarifier .
I looked under the S’s for Scarifier on the GOYpedia , they came up with www.tooled-up.com we made our choice then ordered it last Friday … it arrived today , hows that for a marvelous quick service …

Hubby couldn’t wait to get started to try it out , all this Moss was taken from one small patch …….

8 more loads came off the same small area , it’s going to take forever to do the lawns over the whole garden ….
Lawn sand will have to be applied to kill the remaining Moss then it will need to be scarified again before applying more grass seed …

Watch this space for the perfect lawn next year ……

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Wow! U have been busy Amy !! Your Lawn will look Fab cum this Summer :)

19 Apr, 2010

 

That looks one mean machine, Amy, and very effective too. When you've finished your lawn how about trying it out on mine? :)

19 Apr, 2010

 

That's an amazing amount of moss removed already, husband offered to help rake ours out last year, little too enthusiastic and took out grass too ! You shall have 'bowls green' lawn before you know it ! : o )

19 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I'm not sure it will have recovered by the summer Jacque it needs a lot of work on it ..
Gee , we will be there next week ..LOL...
I think ours will need reseeding Megan ther's so much moss it going to leave it quite bare ...it's going to be a long time before it's anything like a bowling green ........

19 Apr, 2010

 

Oh wooo bet you did,nt think there was so much moss ,that one great machine ...will you actually get a chance to use it ,or will hubby have it all to himself.....

19 Apr, 2010

 

Wow what alot of Moss!, its certainly doing the job, Ive been doing it with a rake but it is hard work! I have also been puutting little piles of moss around the garden, the Blackbirds have been very busy collecting it!

19 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I think that's one job I will happily let him take on Janette ...LOL..

19 Apr, 2010

 

so much amy, i must admit i dont look after my lawn, it gets cut and thats it, shame on me lol

19 Apr, 2010

 

My bottom lawn always gets a lot of moss as well but my scarifier is only a push along and I do get blisters from it. Looking at that barrow load I should invest in one like yours and save my hands......

19 Apr, 2010

 

Wow what a lot of moss, bet the birds would love it for their nests, lawns do take a lot of hard work, luckily OH looks after our small one, he enjoys the challenge......

19 Apr, 2010

 

What a lot of bother lol :o( Wouldn't it be easier to get rid of the lawns ?

19 Apr, 2010

 

~ good thought Hywel~ mine was a sea of wet mud where I walked over everyday to the bird house /feeders during the winter and is now dried mud~ it needs a total returf after my greenhouse has gone in but it takes a lot of traffic so may have to lay a path~I would love one of those immaculate, smooth, lush, thick green lawns but would probably only achieve that with Astroturf!~ Harvey can still find a nice little spot to lie in the sun so what the heck!

19 Apr, 2010

 

I'm with you Hywel! I can't see the puposu of grass but she who must be obeyed wants grass but I don't look after it. Cutting is all it gets and if I got rid of the moss and weeds there would be no green area.

20 Apr, 2010

 

If she who must be obeyed wants grass maybe she should look after it herself.
I obey no-one lol and nobody obeys me :o) I couldn't be bothered.

20 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Lincslass , we looked at the cost for hiring one , we couldn't possibly get round our lawns in a day which means we would have to hire it for several days , I'm sure it has worked out cheaper to buy one and we have it's use for other years it cost £ 97 .90 including delivery , we are very pleased with it ...

The birds have been picking at the grubs that have been uncovered Dd ..

Now come on you boys ! where would you play cricket with the kids or put a tent up , croquet anyone . :o) LOL. .. I like some green to walk round and to show off the flower beds ....
They do take some looking after San . especially if you have dogs Arlene ........

20 Apr, 2010

 

I agree, Amy, I do like some grass. I did consider getting rid of my front lawn and putting down shingle because of the flooding but in the summer I love it :)
It's more moss, dandelion, clover, etc than grass but I enjoy mowing it and it doesn't take long and the birds seem to love 'grubbing' about on it too.

20 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I think the boys are trying too get out of a job Gee .. I like to see the dandelions and often mow round a nice patch of Daisys .... this was getting very unhealthy it deffinately needed a good going over . and like you say the birds are encouraged to look for insects etc. .. where do you walk if you haven't any grass ? , you would have to have paths leading off in all directions through the flower beds ....

20 Apr, 2010

 

I often walk around in bare feet in the summer and love to feel the grass on my feet too - I would hobble if I had gravel :)

20 Apr, 2010

 

Lots of hard work but it will look great next year.

20 Apr, 2010

 

lots of moss........your lawn will appreciate all your hard work.....

20 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

LOL.. yes you would Gee .. gravels not good for little tootsies .. :o) I like walking barefooted as well , it's a freedom feeling ....

I hope so Carole / Holly , it will be worth it if it looks good and healthy ..:o)

20 Apr, 2010

 

It'll be worth all the hard work .....:o)))))

20 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

We will see Mushy ... next year ... :o))

20 Apr, 2010

 

Wow Amy, the scarifier is doing a good job, its hard to believe what you can get out, keep up the good work. I suppose its a case of: it will look worse before it looks better. I know that feeling well ;-)

20 Apr, 2010

 

Wow Amy, the scarifier is doing a good job, its hard to believe what you can get out, keep up the good work. I suppose its a case of: it will look worse before it looks better. I know that feeling well ;-)

20 Apr, 2010

amy
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Dawn that has come through twice ..LOL... .. I can tell you it is already beginning to look awful , the lawn sand is turning it black , it's going to look dreadful I shan't dare open the curtains until it's looking better :o(

20 Apr, 2010

 

I know, sorry Amy, my broadband connection isnt good.
Just picture how lush and green it will look though. Do you mix grass seed with the sand? I hardly dare say it but we need a bit of rain to bring it on.

20 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

We put the lawn sand on first Dawn , we will give it another good scarifying to get all the dead stuff out before we put the seed on , we were saying today that we neeed a good rain on it ...
This is like your pond , it's got to look bad before it looks good .. did the digger go back today ?

20 Apr, 2010

 

I'm no lawn expert, but is the reason there is so much moss on the lawn because the ground is too damp and needs aerating? The local Golf Club have recently aerated their fairways with a nifty thing on the back of the tractor - it has hollow tangs and cuts out lovely pellets, leaving air holes but not compacting the adjacent soil, as happens if you use a garden fork. Perhaps you can persuade OH to let you have some sort of labour saving aerator to complement your new scarifier? That could be fun!!!

21 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

There was a lot of moss in the lawns when we moved here Arlene , the business people who lived here previously had no time for the garden , in fact it was all grass they didn't bother about flowers or shrubs at all ... we have several large trees , Holly,oak, Ash ,Silver birch also very tall Hazel nuts which shade area of the grass ..
We do have a tool similar to the one you are describing that my father gave me a long time ago , it does a pretty neat job .. ...
Actualy when we have a nice hot summer ( when ) it does get to dry ....hopefully once we have sorted it , we will try to keep it healthy . :o)

21 Apr, 2010

 

I started raking our lawn yesterday but gave up because I was loosing the battle! The rabbit and chickens try to help out but they can only do so much... Maybe I should get one of those!
Now what are you going to do with all that moss!!

25 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

We have been struggling with ours for years Kimi , it was getting to be such hard work , this scarifier is very good we are so pleased with it , once the lawn is in shape it will be easy to run over it each spring to keep it nice .
We have chicken wire attached to the bottom of our gate to keep the rabbits out and wire fencing all round .. we had a couple of chickens but not any more ..... Luckily we have an overgrown field next door full of bramble etc. the owners are happy for us to pile the moss in there .. ..

25 Apr, 2010

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