We have not been able to imagine our personal plot without a beautiful even lawn for a long time. How to achieve a beautiful coating, as in a glossy magazine? It’s not enough just to plant the grass and periodically cut it, it is necessary to fertilize, water, thin out, plant it, then you can achieve the desired result. Even in growing lawn grass has its tricks.
Now there is a large number of all kinds of technology to care for the garden and the garden, which helps to facilitate the work as much as possible. For the care of the lawn, law mmores, watering, aerators, and vertikutters (Scarifiers) were invented for lawn. On the last “miracle device” we will dwell in more detail and try to figure out how to use it and how they differ.
What is the Vertikutter used for?
Vertokutter cuts out a layer of a lawn cover. This allows you to thin the lawn, which provides better patency of water and fertilizers to the roots of the plant, and also provides additional aeration. Without such a procedure, the grass begins to turn yellow, and propelled rods appear.
In the process, part of the felt is removed. During the growth of grass on the soil surface, a layer of dead grass, moss and dry stems form a layer. Vertikutter removes this layer and cuts living roots, which helps the grass, grow thicker and more uniform.
This machine is used only for preventive purposes, no more than twice a year, spring and autumn.
All models of the Scarifiers can be divided by the type of engine into gasoline and electric.
In gasoline models, a two -stroke engine is used. A mixture of gasoline and oil is used in the form of fuel, since this type of engine is quite sensitive, you should pay attention to their quality. Can be used away from the mains, so they are very mobile and work in large areas. Gasoline engines have high performance and high power.
I work much quieter, I have a lesser weight and easier in maintenance. The radius of the action is limited to the length of the electrosnur. These models are sensitive to differences in network tension. They differ in a low price.
The choice of Vertikutter is not a complicated procedure at all, you only need to take into account several basic points.
The vertikutter case must be made of durable material to avoid unnecessary injury during operation, better from high -quality plastic or aluminum.
The case should be light so as not to injure herbal carpet.
The power of the Scarifier directly depends on the density of the soil. To avoid unnecessary overload of the electric motor at the first passage, set a small knife immersion depth. If you want to avoid such nuances, take a vertical with a powerful gasoline engine.
Most manufacturers do not equip verticals with a garbage collector, so when buying it is worth purchasing it separately, this allows you to choose the desired size. Unlike the lawn mower when working with Vertikutter, you can generally abandon the garbage collection, since after work all the garbage is easy to collect ordinary rakes. Therefore, the presence of a garbage collector is personally your preference.
Determine the lawn cleaning strip, it varies from 33-45cm. This width directly depends on additional stands on the lawn. If there are such, you should dwell on a narrower model.
Check, during the purchase, how the height of the handle and the depth of knitting immersion are regulated.
The use of a vertical, for some non-experienced gardeners, at first glance it seems to be a rather cruel procedure, so someone does not dare to conduct it on their lawn, but from the height of human growth it is difficult to assess the internal state of the soil surface, but even a single use in the spring is pleasant surprise the result a few weeks later. The use of such technology will extend the life of your lawn for a long time.