Royden and his team, who work around the clock to ensure that the famous course is in top condition for the event, have a fleet of grass cutting machinery and equipment which includes more than 20 John Deere lawnmowers, tractors, scarifiers
and other equipment.
Model # KA GL650-1120-A, heavy duty scarifier
Gardening found the Al-Ko Combi-care 32VLE Comfort Lawn Rake/ Scarifier
(PS169, available www.
For that perfectly manicured lawn, we have great savings on a lawn rake and scarifier
and a rechargeable mower.
Firstly, use the Scarifier
to remove unwanted moss, thatch and weeds that choke healthy grass.
A mechanical scarifier
or a springbok rake, if you have the energy, to remove dead grass (thatch) and other debris that has accumulated since last summer.
A lawn scarifier
used to help maintain a moss-free lawn
These included broadcasting the same rates of the DAP/KCl blend well in advance of planting and shallow mixing with offset discs or scarifiers
(RF2), or applying varying rates of KCl (100, 200, and 400 kg KCl/ha) applied with a scarifier
during land preparation (BV1).
Use a lawn rake with thin, springy tines to scratch the thatch out, or wait until autumn and hire a powered scarifier
The most backbreaking method is to drag it out with a springtined rake but for larger lawns it is far easier to use a powered scarifier
I've had my scarifier
out running up and down the lawn, taking off wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow of moss and debris.
In following years, this support of seed supply extended to the South Gippsland Indigenous Seedbank with support for collection for the initial seed stocking and, in 2001, the provision of a Daniell Seed Scarifier
and Kimseed Clarke Seed Cleaner.