Hyundai Power Products | Lawn Care Guide | Scarifying and Aerating

Hyundai Power Products | Lawn Care Guide | Scarifying and Aerating

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How & When to Scarify Your Lawn: A Complete Guide|Hyundai Power Products

Author Hyundai Power Products Category | Lawn Care Guides / Published: July-2023

Is your lawn looking a bit sad? If you want to get rid of those yellow patches and soggy areas, read our handy guide on how and when to scarify your lawn.

How do I scarify my lawn?

You should remove any weeds before you intend to scarify your lawn, and cut your grass fairly short.

Also, it’s important to note that although scarifying improves your lawn’s longer-term health, it can cause trauma to your lawn in the short-term, so make sure you aren’t intending to scarify your lawn before hosting a BBQ or garden party.

In terms of using the scarifier, the first pass over your lawn should cover it in straight lines, similar to how you’d usually mow your lawn. You’ll want to do this using the scarifier’s deepest setting. Hyundai scarifiers have a built-in catchment box to collect grass, moss and thatch, but you can go back over your lawn with the scarifier’s rake option to collect any that didn’t get caught first time around.

To prevent too much damage to your lawn, your next move should be to scarify your lawn diagonally, at around a 45 degree angle to the way you scarified it the first time around. Once again, collect any thatch or moss left on the lawn. This time, make sure the scarifier tines are at a higher setting than they were on the first pass over your lawn.

Now, you’ll need to assess your lawn to understand whether you’ve removed all the harmful thatch or whether you’ll need to scarify your lawn once more (reducing the depth of the scarifier each time).

Once you’re happy that your lawn has been suitably de-thatched, to finish the process, sprinkle some grass seed onto your lawn to promote new growth – and you’re done! In a matter of weeks, you’ll have a lush, green, healthy lawn free of waterlogged, bald or spongy areas.

Scarifying Techniques

Follow these steps to scarify your lawn effectively:

  • Start by making a pass over your lawn in straight lines, similar to mowing. Set the scarifier to its deepest setting to remove compacted soil, moss, thatch, and weeds. The scarifier's built-in catchment box collects the debris.

  • For the next pass, scarify your lawn diagonally at a 45-degree angle to the initial pass. Adjust the scarifier's tines to a higher setting to remove any remaining thatch or moss.

  • Assess your lawn after scarifying to determine if another pass is necessary. Reduce the scarifier's depth each time for subsequent passes until you achieve the desired results.

  • After scarifying, sprinkle grass seed onto your lawn to promote new growth and fill in any sparse areas.

  • Water your lawn regularly and provide proper aftercare to ensure healthy recovery.

Aftercare and Recovery

After scarifying, follow these aftercare tips to help your lawn recover:

  • Water your lawn regularly to keep the soil moist but not saturated.

  • Avoid heavy foot traffic on the scarified areas to allow the grass to regrow undisturbed.

  • Apply a balanced fertilizer to provide essential nutrients for healthy regrowth.

  • Monitor your lawn's progress and address any issues promptly to maintain its health.

Top 4 Scarifier & Aerators for your lawn

1. Hyundai HYSC1800E Corded Electric Lawn Scarifier


The Hyundai HYSC1800E is a corded electric lawn scarifier, hollow tine aerator and lawn rake. It boasts a large working width of 380mm (60mm wider than that of competitive models) and weighs just 13.6kg, making it particularly easy and comfortable to push around your garden.

This electric lawn aerator has 20 hardened steel blades as well as 5 adjustable scarifying heights to ensure that all moss, thatch and weeds are removed from the root.

Hyundai 1800W Electric Lawn Scarifier / Aerator / Lawn Rake, 230V | HYSC1800E

2. Hyundai HYSC210 - Low-maintenance Petrol Scarifier and Aerator


The Hyundai HYSC210 is our low-maintenance petrol scarifier and aerator which is perfect for revitalising lawns that have become spongy or patchy due to thatch build-up.

Its robust, large wheels make it easy to push around your lawn, and the specially designed wide tread helps to minimise damage to your lawn whilst in use.

This petrol lawn scarifier’s 18 hardened steel blades penetrate the soil, allowing nutrients and moisture to be easily absorbed to allow your lawn to breathe again.

Hyundai 212cc Petrol Lawn Scarifier and Aerator | HYSC210

3. HYSC1500E - Low-maintenance Electric Scarifier from Hyundai


The HYSC1500E is a low maintenance electric scarifier from Hyundai. This grass aerator’s large working width of 360mm (40mm wider than that of competitive models) will get the ground aerated in no time, improving your lawn drainage and grass growth whilst also protecting your lawn from waterlogging and disease.

Weighing just 11.5kg, the HYSC1500E’s robust wheels make this Hyundai Grass Scarifier particularly easy and comfortable to push around your garden.

Hyundai HYSC1500E 1500W Electric Lawn Scarifier / Aerator / Lawn Rake, 230V

4. Hyundai HYSC1532E - Compact, Lightweight and Budget-friendly


The Hyundai HYSC1532E is our most compact, lightweight, budget-friendly, and low-maintenance electric scarifier, ideal for small to medium-sized lawns.

This lawn aerator’s 4 adjustable scarifying heights - ranging from -12mm to +4mm and simply controlled from one adjustment dial - put you in control over the finish of your lawn and ensure that all moss, thatch and weeds are removed from the root.

With its large 30L grass collector box collecting weeds and moss as you go, it means no mess to clear up, getting the job done as quickly as possible.

Hyundai 1500W 32cm Electric Lawn Scarifier / Aerator / Lawn Rake, 230V | HYSC1532E


By following this complete guide, you can effectively scarify your lawn and promote healthy growth. Remember to choose the right time for scarifying based on your grass type and take the necessary steps to prepare your lawn. With proper aftercare and maintenance, you can enjoy a lush, green, and healthy lawn. Check out Hyundai Power Products' range of scarifiers and lawn aerators to find the perfect tools for your lawn care needs.

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