The sight of an approaching Sneeboer Scarifying Rake is something to make moss and lawn thatch cower and with 6 sharp stainless steel blades which makes easy work of removing stubborn lawn moss - also cutting grass roots to stimulate extra root growth - it's not hard to understand why
The sight of an approaching Sneeboer Scarifying Rake is something to make moss and lawn thatch cower and with 6 sharp stainless steel blades which makes easy work of removing stubborn lawn moss - also cutting grass roots to stimulate extra root growth - it's not hard to understand why.
The Sneeboer Scarifying Rake is also an ideal garden tool for creating seed sowing channels, transforming what can be a tedious job into a gardening joy.
- Overall length 171cm
- Head width 26cm
- Tine depth 7cm
- 6 stainless steel blades cut through moss and lawn thatch
- Use in spring and autumn after killing moss
- Cuts grass roots to stimulate new growth
I have tried both powered and manual means of scarification of a medium sized lawn. The former was too harsh, initially almost ploughing, but, at least in my hands remained rather uncontrolled. The latter, using a sprung wire rake, was exhausting because of the downward pressure required. This scarifying rake, however, was a delight to use, cutting through the surface and lifting the thatch with relative ease. When using a pulling action only the tines do get clogged with material, but this is readily removed with a pushing action and causes no delay or break in rhythm. The long handle is welcome so the 'angle of attack' can be adjusted to suit. Overall a delight to use, like other Sneeboer tools, and makes a tedious job enjoyable and rewarding !
Excellent service and excellent tool. It does a great job, and my indifferent lawn is much improved: grass (instead of moss) now growing very well. I drop just one star on 'ease of use', because, although I am fit and completely used to gardening, I personally find it rather heavy and the handle a bit too long for optimum comfort. It would be too hard on the back and shoulders on anything but a very small lawn.
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Garden Gear: Autumn Lawn (Tools and advice to get your lawn in great shape for next summer)
This is a new take on the normal garden rake. It is designed specifically for scarifying lawns, and has six stainless steel blades that make easy work of removing stubborn lawn moss.