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Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:03

i wouldnt buy an easter egg out of lidls never mind garden tools equpment etc ,though aldis bedding plants are good value for money ,one of the reasoms i startmy scarifying in early march is that i have quite a few gardens to get through,the problem is the weather you dont get to many days when you can do this , i dont like it when its been raining a lot,i prefer the the ground to be a bit firmer,this year i am putting in my evergreen 4 in 1 applications after i have done my scarafying,pointless doing the grass over seed till early may, a question someone could maybe help me with , i have about a third left of a bag of sports fertilizer ( 25 kg ) it comes in a grey granular form ,but it has gone a mushy black semi clayish texture ,to save throwing it away could i put in a certain amount of this into a watering can,liquidise it ,then apply to to the lawn ,does this make sense ?  alan bridges.

Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 21:02

i have used a qualcast scarifier...hopeless around 2005, i moved on to a a flymo around 2008 till 2012..a bit better ,then i moved on to a al-co austrian made 3.8 combi ve. its a combi because thet give you a set of areator blades ,you tale out the scarafier section and insert the aereator section, twice the price at around £180 to £200..great machine very powerfull there is a you tube film by al-co all about how to use it,check it out if you are thinking of getting one . will post again tomorrow a bit more about scarafying and what proceedure i use every spring ....alan b.


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 06:26

thanks ,archiepem,  dove from above and jeffd , will get a look at the repair video asap, meantime ive borrowed my mates, cheers lads . .......alan b.


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 12:03

does anyone know how to mend a xhose , it has hole a couplr of inches from the tap end water gushes out ,tried cloth tape to no avail, with a rubber hose you just cut a bit off , but this is like a sealed unit . has any one got any ideas ....alan bridges.

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 04:50

i have the qualcast edger, but i have a smaller one for those sort of jobs, a spear and jackson i got out of argos in 2008, i keep it razor sharp to make it slice into the turf edge , mine was £18 then , hope that helps ......alan bridges ..irvine.


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 04:43

thanks hostafan 1,  totally forgot all about them, didnt know what to do with them, i have about 120 all in ,those were in pots last year,when daff season was over took them out of pots to put in my may till august stuff, the ones left in the ground are doing great....cheers ...alan b..


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 11:24

cheers tree hugger, great info !  ab,


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 11:05

found x amount growing in a bag , can they still be planted or trimmed and put away till next year ....ab.


Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:54

is it ok ,do you think to scarify this early, ive done mine and my there a grass seed that will take a bit ealier than mid to late may .

willow tree

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 20:07

i have just replanted it without anything other than the soil that came outthethe re dug hole ,compacted in then about 15 litres of some fresh homebase soil on top,i have it anchored to a new post on one side , and the old post on the other,,plastic ties tape and string binding it to the posts,my biggest worry is future gales as weve got 12 weeks or more with that kind of threat,still the lady concerned is happy thats its on the road to recovery.

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