Operation manual - Lawnpecker
The lawn should be aerated once or twice a year during the growing season, depending on the care needs. In order to achieve optimal results, we recommend the following procedure:
Step 1: The lawn should be in growth so that the holes can close quickly and weeds have no chance to grow. We recommend fertilising the area about 14 days in advance.
Step 2: Visually divide the lawn into individual areas which will be processed one after the other.
Step 3: Prick the Lawnpecker into the ground and press it in with the help of your foot.
Step 4: Pull the hand aerator out of the ground and insert it into the lawn again at a distance of 5 - 15cm (2 – 6 inch).
Step 5: Start on the next row at a distance of about 5 - 15cm (2 - 6 inch) and repeat the process until the lawn has been treated evenly.
Step 6: In the resulting holes, add sand, compost or soil as needed, or leave it open
Step 7: The cores (plugs of soil) can be disposed of on the compost.
After two weeks, the first results will already be visible.
Do not apply if a prolonged dry period is expected.
Do not apply if the grass is too wet. It should be only slightly damp.
Do not apply when frost is expected.
Do not apply if the lawn has already been aerated a short time ago.
Changing Hollow tines
The cap nut can be loosened with an open-end spanner. Then you can pull the base plate with the spoons out of the base frame and the collecting tray.
Insert the base plate with the hollow tines through the collecting tray during insertion and tighten the screw connections.
The weeding pipe is screwed to the base frame without the collecting tray. This ensures a clear view for targeting the plants.
The Lawnpecker can either be stored lying down, hung up or simply placed on wood or another soft surface. So that the cutting rings are not unnecessarily stressed, do not place the aerator on concrete, stone or similar hard floors with these. The cutting tips must not get any moisture, otherwise they could rust. Read more about this in the care instructions.
The base frame is made of steel and then powder-coated with high strength or optionally made of stainless steel.
The drip tray and handles are made of durable plastic.
If soil remains stick to the Lawnpecker, you can easily spray them off with a garden hose. The use of sponges and cleaning agents also does not harm the entire aerator.
Since the base plate with the hollow tines are made of stainless steel, they will not rust. When the aerating process is finished, the excavated material can be pushed out of the hollow tines from the bottom up with a suitable brush or, for example, a stick.
Warning: Avoid injuring yourself on the cutting rings.
The cutting rings of the hollow tines need some care. They are made of a special steel and hardened. However, this steel can rust, so the hollow tines must be protected from moisture during storage. For this purpose, the cutting tips should be wiped with a dry cloth after use and cleaned and oiled from the inside and outside.
The matching care products are available in our online shop.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us!