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Awesome - Great for removing Moss
on 18 July 2010
This is a great machine!
I had a severe moss problem in our garden (250m2); most of the lawn was covered in an inch of thatched dead grass and moss that had built up over the years. I decided to lay turf in the front and re-seed the side and back garden.
I used the AVR1100 to obliterate the moss and thatch on the front and side of the house where it was most dense. The machine made quick work of it, compacting my wheelie bin and ten bags in less than 30 minutes. It left some nice grooves in the soil which are great when re-seed with grass.
In the area I was to re-turf, I set it on the deepest cut setting and it literally cut 1cm into the soil, removing all the thatch above. I was then able to loosen the soil with a fork and lay the turf on top..
At one side of the house, it was pretty shady and literally all moss. I again cut this down to the soil, with some grooves for seeding. I planted some shady grass and it is now flourishing.
In the remaining sections where the moss was not too bad, but there was a layer of thatch, I set the cutters a bit higher, aiming to remove the dead grass, dead leaves, etc. . Again, it did a great job, removing the thatch but leaving the grass intact, ensuring the seed I was sowing on top of the grass, could actually get to the soil.
The collector box does appear a bit lightweight, but it is sturdy enough for the purpose.
I am delighted with the AVR1100 and can highly recommend it.