In order to always keep a beautiful lawn, you can use a manual scarifier, which is a kind of rake, so it is used on small areas preferably, i.e. less than 100 square meters. A scarifier is used to aerate the lawn, which is often overgrown with weeds. These tend to suffocate the lawn and prevent it from absorbing water properly, as well as nutrients and sunlight.
If you do nothing, your lawn will quickly lose its vigour. To avoid this unwanted situation, you can use a manual scarifier.
Features of the manual scarifier
Depending on the model, the manual scarifier is equipped with wheels. In addition, the manual scarifier is cheaper than an electric or thermal scarifier, because here it is your “elbow oil” that operates the device.
The manual scarifier is equipped with a roller, which in turn is equipped with sharp blades to remove weeds, but also mosses and unwanted plants.
To use it, it is simply rolled on the lawn, which is slightly damp.
Advantages and disadvantages of the manual scarifier
Once you have passed the scarifier on the lawn, you must pick up the waste with a rake or lawn mower. For electric or thermal models, which are often equipped with a grassbox, this task is not necessary, but it will cost you more money.
It is often necessary to go over the lawn several times to make sure that all unwanted plants have been removed. So you have to be patient and also have a lot of strength.
The manual scarifier is a very easy to use and easy to store tool. It is an ideal tool for people who love their lawn and like to spend time there to maintain it. It is also ideal for people with a small budget.
How to choose a manual scarifier
In order to choose a manual scarifier correctly, it is necessary to take into account some criteria. First, we can think of the work surface: it is strongly recommended that the lawn area should not exceed 100 square metres, otherwise the task will not only be long, but gruelling.
Secondly, we must think about the handle of the scarifier. It must be strong, but also lightweight, because otherwise it will tire you out very quickly.
Thirdly, of course, we must think about the price. A high price does not necessarily mean that the device is very efficient. It is therefore better to compare several models or follow our short guide below.
Selection of manual scarifier models
Manual scarifier with telescopic handle from Outsunny
This manual scarifier from Outsunny is very effective in aerating your lawn quickly. It is equipped with 27 solid nails that provide homogeneous and deep ventilation. It is very practical and easy to use thanks to its telescopic handle, which is adjustable over 3 notches.
In addition, this manual scarifier is equipped with an iron roller with galvanized coating that is corrosion-resistant, robust and durable.
- -Couleur: Vert; Matériaux : Tube galvanisé, PP; Dimensions totales: 135L x 42l(cm); Diamètre du rouleau: 15cm; Quantité des clous sur chaque fer: 4-5; Longueur du clou: 5cm; Largeur de chaque section de la poignée: 43cm, 35cm, 43cm; Diamètre de la poignée: 25mm;
Manual scarifier 460321 32 teeth with Leborgne wooden handle
This manual scarifier from Leborgne has 11 blades on one side to scarify the lawn and 21 steel teeth on the other side to blunt the layer of felt and foam that forms every year and asphyxiates the lawn.
Weighing just 1.9 kilos, this manual scarifier is very easy to use.
- 1 côté avec 11 lames pour scarifier la pelouse
- 1 côté avec 21 dents en acier pour émousser la couche de feutrage et de mousse qui se forme tous les ans et qui asphyxie le gazon
- Nombre de dents : 21+11 - lg : 38 cm - poids : 1,31 kg
Gardena manual scarifier 03391-20 “combisystem” lawn aerator
This Gardena brand manual scarifier will allow you to rid your lawn of moss and other weeds, allowing better absorption of air and water, as well as nutrients.
With its galvanized and pressed steel teeth and 35 cm working width, this manual scarifier also crumbles and flattens clods of soil. It fits all Gardena Conbisystem handles.
- Largeur de coupe: 35 cm
- Raccordez simplement l'outil Combisystem au manche et vissez fermement.
- Matériel: plastique, acier