GARDENING GARDENING

Create the perfect lawn

with RYOBI’s 18V Scarifier. Scarifying and aerating your lawn is a simple, yet highly beneficial, way to keep your lawn happy and healthy. It removes the layer of dead grass and moss, called thatch, that sits on top of the soil and prevents rainwater from draining deep under the ground where it is needed the most. The Scarifier gently perforates the soil to breathe life back into your lawn and promote growth.

NEW

TO WAKE UP YOUR LAWN

Why do you need to use a scarifier or aerator?

Overtime, our lawns become full of moss and other debris which prevents rain, sunshine, and nutrients from keeping grass roots healthy. The consequences of not removing the debris can be devastating, leaving your lawn looking soggy and dull. To help keep your lawn healthy, Ryobi has launched the 18V ONE+ Brushless Scarifier - the tool you need to create the perfect lawn.

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*Results may vary based on different environmental factors. 

Folding Handles

The folding handles on the unit make for easy storage in small spaces in your garage, shed, or workshop.

4 Height Settings

Choose between 4 different heights for effective moss and thatch removal. See below for details of how to select the correct height.

Two Active Ports

The ONE+ Scarifier is powered by 2 ONE+ batteries which work simultaneously . Compatible with any ONE+ battery.

Large 55L Debris Catcher

The large debris catcher makes your trips to the trash bin less frequent. Sold separately.

Brushless Motor

A premium Brushless motor provides optimal performance and extended runtime

Folding Handles

The folding handles on the unit make for easy storage in small spaces in your garage, shed, or workshop.

4 Height Settings

Choose between 4 different heights for effective moss and thatch removal. See below for details of how to select the correct height.

Two Active Ports

The ONE+ Scarifier is powered by 2 ONE+ batteries which work simultaneously . Compatible with any ONE+ battery.

Large 55L Debris Catcher

The large debris catcher makes your trips to the trash bin less frequent. Sold separately.

Brushless Motor

A premium Brushless motor provides optimal performance and extended runtime

2-in-1 Unit: Scarify + Aerate

Product Features

To create the perfect lawn you should scarify and aerate* which can be done using the same unit.

*Aerator reel is not included as standard.

SCARIFY YOUR LAWN

SCARIFY YOUR LAWN

The scarifier is important to reduce the layers of thatch in the lawn which can prevent water and fertiliser from penetrating the roots of the grass.

Scarifier Blade
Scarifier Blade
Interchange your blade
It is simple to change the attachment on the unit from scarifier to aerator.
Aerator Reel
Aerator Reel
Aerate your lawn

AERATE YOUR LAWN 

The aerator reel (sold separately) uses thin metal tines to remove light debris from your lawn, whilst also perforating the soil to allow oxygen, water, and nutrients reach grass roots.

WHEN TO SCARIFY? WHEN TO AERATE?

Scarifying your lawn is an extremely beneficial procedure to keep your grass in a good and healthy condition. For best results, it's important to scarify and aerate your lawn at the right time of year and in the right conditions. Please follow our guide below to learn about when to scarify and when to aerate.

It’s currently Summer, which means it’s time to…
SCARIFY
AERATE
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WINTER
SPRING
SUMMER
AUTUMN
WINTER
LET YOUR LAWN REST

In winter months the conditions are too cold to scarify or aerate, so avoid it at all costs. This grass and turf goes dormant during the cold and growth all but stops. If we were to scarify or aerate the lawn in the winter, chances are moss will invade or water could cause damage and your lawn might not recover.

Get your lawn prepared for winter by scarifying and aerating it in the autumn.

Then wake up your lawn after the winter by scarifying and aerating it in the spring.

SPRING
IT’S TIME TO SCARIFY & AERATE YOUR LAWN

It’s spring, which means it is time to “wake up” your lawn after accumulating dampness and moss during the cold winter months. Light scarifying is recommended in the spring as the grass can be delicate after a long winter. Heavy scarifying is recommended in the autumn.

After scarifying, attach the aerator reel and aerate the lawn. The aeration lets oxygen, water, and fertiliser reach the roots to stimulate root growth, and ensure a green and healthy looking lawn.

SUMMER
IT’S TIME TO AERATE YOUR LAWN

Attach your aerator reel to your unit—its time to aerate! Why? Because we need to breathe life into the lawn and alleviate soil compaction. The aerator reel gently scores the lawn to help oxygen and nutrients reach grass roots. It’s will also gently remove any light debris or dead grass from the top. This helps the roots grow deeply to produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn.

AUTUMN
IT’S TIME TO SCARIFY & AERATE YOUR LAWN

Autumn is the perfect time to re-start your lawn treatment and stimulate grass growth after a long summer getting great use out of your garden.

First, you need to scarify your lawn to remove the layers of thatch which accumulated over the summer. As a reminder, this thatch can prevent water and nutrients from penetrating the roots of the lawn. You can go a little deeper in autumn as the soil and ground will still be warm enough, so select a lower height setting on your scarifier.

After scarifying, attach the aerator reel and aerate the lawn to ensure oxygen and nutrients reach grass roots. Aeration is especially important in autumn as it will help your lawn survive the winter and more extreme conditions such as water-logging or drought.

Top Tips

How to create the perfect lawn

Your first time scarifying and aerating your lawn can be a little daunting. Here are our top tips and suggestions to help you do the job better.

HOW DO I USE
THE SCARIFIER?
1.
Ensure lawn is dry
Don’t scarify when it’s wet as you could risk yanking out the grass by the root, removing the grass itself as well as the thatch.
2.
Mow lawn to 4cm
This will remove excess grass and dice up any thatch patches. Short grass allows air into the turf which dries the grass.
3.
Select height setting depending on amount of thatch
for deep scarifying choose a low setting and light scarifying choose a high setting.
Scarify lawn twice diagonally, teasing out the thatch
4.
Scarify lawn twice diagonally, teasing out the thatch
go slowly and adjust the height setting depending on the amount of thatch.
Scarify lawn twice diagonally, teasing out the thatch
HOW DO I USE
THE AERATOR?
1.
Mow, scarify & water the day before
to make sure the thatch is removed and the soil is moist enough. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to aerate soil that is bone dry.
2.
Select height needed to reach soil
to poke holes into the soil and reach the roots. You don’t want to be aerating the grass or thatch, and not reach the bit that counts.
Aerate lawn twice diagonally
3.
Aerate lawn twice diagonally
go slowly and adjust the height setting accordingly.
Aerate lawn twice diagonally
4.
Fertilise & apply top dressing
add some grass seed at the end of the process and then cover the seed with a mixture of some fine compost and sharp sand to protect the pockets.
Selecting the right height setting
Follow these simple steps to select the right height setting.
1
Place the scarifier on your lawn
This should be done after you have mowed the lawn to 4cm.
2
Move the scarifier a short distance back and forth
Ensure the motor is running. Do this slowly not to damage the lawn.
3
Check to see if the blades just touch the ground
Being mindful to do this with the motor running.
4
Raise if deep tracks or lower if no tracks
To ensure the perfect height setting for scarifying or aerating.
Final Tips
  • As a rule of thumb, manicured lawns should be used on Setting 1 and unmanaged lawns on Setting 3
  • If scarifying when very dry, immediately water the lawn after
  • Always fertilise your lawn after scarifying and avoid walking on it for a week
  • In autumn, always rake up the leaves first

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