Maintaining a Beautiful Lawn
Obtaining and maintaining a lush green lawn can be an arduous process. However, with the assistance of a Swardman reel mower, as well as the comprehensive range of Swardman regeneration cartridges, the perfect lawn is much more attainable than imagined. With tools such as the Verticutter, Scarifier, and Groomer, your lawn care projects can be completed accurately and efficiently the first time around, yielding optimal results. But what purpose do these tools serve and how exactly do they help you accomplish the ideal lawn?
The Swardman Verticutter
Originally known as “vertical cutting”, verticutting utilizes vertical blades to cut through the horizontal growth in your lawn.
Eliminating horizontal growth is a pivotal step with regard to curating a beautiful, dense lawn. Ideally, all blades of grass should grow vertically as opposed to horizontally. This vertical growth allows adequate space between blades for new grass to seed, while simultaneously prohibiting the growth of weeds. By utilizing the Vericutter, lateral growth is reduced and eliminated without damaging healthy grass, yielding more tightly packed blades.
In addition to promoting vertical growth, the strong vertical blades of the Verticutter simultaneously function as a means of removing thatch from your lawn. Thatch, a tightly compacted layer of organic debris, accumulates between the layer of actively growing grass and the soil underneath. This occurrence in turn restricts the movement of air, water, and nutrients to the roots of the grass. Therefore, it is imperative thatch be removed in order to ensure your lawn is receiving the nutrients it so desperately requires.
Verticutting with the Swardman Verticutter cartridge should be performed on a regular basis as part of your lawn care maintenance program.
The Swardman Scarifier
Scarifying is the process of removing thatch.
The Swardman Scarifier is a key tool which features a large number of miniature spring tines. Moving at high rate of speed, these tines easily penetrate the lawn beyond the surface layer, ripping and pulling out the organic thatch material. In addition, the Scarifier is the ideal tool for ridding your lawn of excess materials and debris such as leaves, needles, and acorns. The Scarifier also does an incredible job of breaking up and scattering cores left on the lawn after hollow-core aeration.
Scarifying with the Swardman Scarifier cartridge should be performed one to two times a year as part of your lawn care maintenance program.
The Swardman Groomer
The least aggressive of the Swardman cartridges, the Groomer is ideally suited for lawn care enthusiasts who are mowing at lower mowing heights on a more frequent basis.
Unlike the Vericutter and Scarifier, the Groomer does not penetrate the thatch layer however instead, flicks through the grass, removing horizontal growth and organic material. The Groomer stimulates the lawn to develop new growing points which in turn encourages more vertical growth.
Grooming with the Swardman Groomer cartridge can be performed on a regular basis as part of your lawn care maintenance program.