Lawn scarifiers and rakers

My Qualcast scarifier has just given up the ghost - it was very good at its job, but I found the collection box a pain - loose fitting, and grass bits kept falling out the sides. 

Have any of you out there got any recommendations, or strong feelings for or against any particular makes - would welcome your input.


  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    I just use a spring tine rake - hard work though.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,675

    Snap!  Cheaper than gym membership - aerobic exercise and good upper body workout! imageimageimage

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • LynLyn Posts: 8,384

    If i used a rake on my huge lawns, i would have been there all summer, so we bought the Draper 45544..1.300 watt rake and scarifier, then followed it up with the Scotts easygreen rotar

    y spreader and a sack of Westland feed weed and mosskiller, fantasic


    Superb results and all done in a couple of hours.





    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • LynLyn Posts: 8,384

    Sorry, tried to edit that, facility isnt working.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • I agree with both Forester and Dove, great exercise, but like Lyn my lawns are a bit too big - there are too many other jobs in the garden that need attention, and sometimes time is at a premium!

    My sister lives down your way Lyn - near Beaworthy - and strangely enough she uses a Draper to tend her very large lawns, so perhaps I will check a Draper out a little more closely!

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,384

    OH born and bred on a farm in Germansweek, his brother still runs it, maybe your sister buys their organic milk?.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
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