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The petrol mower is suited to lawns from 700 to 2,500 square metres. It also copes effortlessly with gradients. SABO offers models with cutting widths between 40 and 54 centimetres. In combination with the powerful yet economical petrol engines, efficient mowing is guaranteed. For areas with extensive trees, the petrol mower is preferable to a corded electric mower due to its greater mobility. If you cut your lawn infrequently, you should ideally opt for a model with a side discharge: it can easily cope with tall grass.
The powerful lithium-ion battery with 40 volts and 6A or 4A delivers power for excellent cutting results and can be easily removed for charging. The modern rechargeable technology is a clear plus for the environment, as no exhaust gases or local emissions are produced – but also for the ears, because the brushless electric motor operates extremely quietly and energy-efficiently.
To start, simply press and hold the start button and tighten the safety bar – and your SABO cordless mower is ready for powerful cutting work. Thanks to the powerful battery technology, the blade speed of SABO cordless mowers is higher than that of petrol mowers, for example.
This not only gives you an excellent cutting pattern, but also a completely full catcher bag, as the grass cuttings are optimally collected.
Proper lawn care begins even before mowing: the first verticutting at the beginning of the growing season in spring carefully removes the felt of manure residues, old leaves, moss or weeds. SABO verticutters scarify the ground to a depth of millimetres with their blades, pull the dead parts out of the ground and, if necessary, transport them into the collecting bag, which is available as an accessory. On the one hand, this creates space for grasses to grow again and, on the other, ensures that the grass roots are supplied with sufficient air, water and nutrients. With a final scarifying pass in autumn, you can optimally prepare your lawn for the winter break.
Verticut – relax – marvel.
After scarifying, the combed-through lawn initially seems less lush. But do not worry – it needs a few weeks rest after the procedure to regenerate. The powerful nutrient supply in combination with the new fresh air supply works wonders.
Verticutting is the process of scarifying the turf of a lawn to remove mulch (old clippings) and moss and to promote aeration of the soil. The original English expression is composed of the words vertical and to cut.
The first verticutting is recommended in spring between mid-April and the beginning of May, as the lawn is ready for regeneration after this time. The soil is cut millimetres deep by sharp, staggered knife discs. The unwanted lawn thatch and dead grasses are pulled out of the ground. In the case of devices with a collecting bag, the material is collected directly.
When scarifying, some grasses that are not firmly rooted are also torn out. For this reason, freshly laid lawns must not be scarified.
Regular verticutting is just as important as mowing and fertilizing in keeping an attractive lawn healthy.
In our latitudes, verticutting can be carried out from April to September, depending on the weather conditions. Our tip: The lawn starts to grow at a soil temperature of approx. 8° C. Verticutting then makes sense.
Scarifying in the autumn is also recommended. The lawn is thus made fit once again before the winter and unwanted moss that has grown in the summer is removed. The following steps should be followed:
Before scarifying, the lawn is mowed as deep as possible.
A cutting height of 4 cm is ideal.
Please make sure that the ground is well dried. Verticutting is so much easier. The machine is protected and the scarified grooves are not stepped on.
The working depth to be set on the scarifier depends on the extent of the matted area, the degree of soil compaction and the age of the lawn. This is how the correct working depth is determined:
Place the machine on the lawn. The blades should just touch the ground.
Now drive the scarifier back and forth on the lawn for a short distance with the motor running. Change the working depth in such a way that the knives cut right at ground level. Now the blades of the scarifier are in the starting position to set the working depth.
The depth of cut is about 3 mm for a well-kept lawn and about 5 mm for an overgrown lawn.