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Why sand the lawn?
The more your lawn is used, the more the soil is compacted. This happens quite automatically over the years, but also already during the construction of a new house by heavy machinery. Uneven ground, waterlogging, moss formation and weak lawn growth due to too firm soil and too little oxygen to the roots are the result.
Sand the lawn. What has been contributing to a dense and lush green on soccer fields and golf courses for many years has long been a must for professionals in the home garden as well: sanding the lawn. This is because sand not only smoothes out unevenness, but also loosens the soil, thus providing natural drainage and more oxygen.
The result is not only a very level lawn, but also a strong, healthy and lush green lawn like on the golf course!
Rasenrakel | The No.1 Levelrake made in Germany
Since 2020 made entirely of stainless steel in Germany.
RASENRAKEL - The premium levelrake in stainless steel
✔ Extremely durable
All models are made entirely of high-quality stainless steel and are therefore absolutely rustproof
Rounded outer edges and seamless underside to avoid damaging the lawn
✔ Maximum compatibility
Alternatively, adapters for Wolf, Gardena and Fiskars handles are also available
✔ Premium quality
Since 2020, the original Rasenrakel is manufactured in premium quality in Germany
For any use: Available in L (31.5 inch), XL (47 inch) or XXL (63 inch) sizes.
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Welcome to RISISANI
What sounds like an Italian fashion label is actually the abbreviation of our first names. Because we are a small family business that consists of a female and male boss, as well as a junior female and male boss.
We put great importance on the fact that our Rasenrakel is not only manufactured in Germany, but also that all accessories come directly from the same region. From the smallest screw to the packaging, we try to not only to protect the environment though very short sourcing distances, but also to support regional partners.
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📦 How fast is the shipping?
Your order will be shipped (depending on the time of receipt) on the same or at the latest on the next business day with FedEx from our warehouse. To the USA your package should be with you within 5-7 days. Often even faster. Europe-wide we manage a realistic delivery time of 3-5 days depending on the destination country. For orders to the EU please visit: rasenrakel.de
📦 To which countries can I order?
We ship almost worldwide through this website. For orders to the EU please visit rasenrakel.de
📦 Can I order tax free to Switzerland?
Yes, of course you can order tax-free to Switzerland or Liechtenstein through this website.
🌱 Why should I sand my lawn?
What has been contributing to a dense and lush green on soccer fields and golf courses for many years has long been a must for professionals in the home garden as well: sanding the lawn.
The more the lawn is used, the more the soil becomes compacted and uneven. This happens quite automatically over the years, but also already during the construction of a new house. For it is when heavy vehicles drive over the future garden over and over again that the freshly-built homeowner is surprised when seeding that the desired result is not achieved. Those who love and care for their lawns should give their greenery a sanding treatment at least twice a year during the new installation and also in the period after.
The results after sanding the lawn are amazing:
✔ Compacted soil is loosened by sanding.
✔ Heavy soils become more permeable
✔ No waterlogging, as the sand serves as drainage
✔ Fewer problems with moss and weeds
✔ Oxygen gets to the roots better
✔ Uneven areas are leveled and a more even surface is created
What happens during lawn raking?
In the first step, the sand applied and processed with the lawn squeegee levels out unevenness. Where there are slight depressions, the lawn sand settles. Where there are no unevennesses, it is pushed on by the Rasenrakel level. The result is a more even surface. Gradually, over the coming weeks, the sand now seeps into the underlying soil and now provides natural drainage and more oxygen to the root zone of the lawn through this loosening (since, simply put, small cavities are created everywhere between the sand grains).
Now that you no longer see the sand on the surface, the first successes appear very quickly, which you also see on the plant. Very quickly you will notice a rich, strong green of the plants and the roots can "breathe" properly again. The lawn will not only become more even, because the sand levels the hollows, but also denser and stronger.
🌱 When should I sand my lawn?
Sanding the lawn with the Rasenrakel is an effective way to improve the soil and promote lawn growth. But of course, the right time for sanding is also crucial to achieve optimal results. The ideal time to sand the lawn is clearly its main growing months.
Why is this period ideal?
During the main growing months of the lawn, conditions are optimal for root growth and regeneration of the lawn. The turf is strong enough to support growing through the sand spots, if necessary, and to handle the stresses of sanding and subsequent maintenance.
Sanding the lawn at this time offers several advantages:
✔ The sand can effectively penetrate the soil and improve soil structure.
✔ Sanding loosens compaction and improves aeration of the roots.
✔ The growth of new grasses is promoted and bare patches can regenerate more quickly.
✔ The lawn acquires an overall healthier and stronger structure.
No rule without exception:
Although the peak growing months are obviously the best time for sanding, but spring and fall can also be very good times to apply a smaller amount of lawn sand for soil improvement. This can help keep the lawn in good condition throughout the year. Note, however, that growing through the sand areas during these periods may not be as effective as during the main growing months. So, only light sanding should be done here, and trough leveling should be avoided.
🌱 Which sand should I use?
Attention: Basically not every sand is suitable for sanding your lawn! There is a reason why there are so many different sands on the market. And each of them has its own merits. You can find out which sand you should use here.
Which sand should I not use?
You should definitely spare your child's sandbox. This sand contains far too much clay and small particles. And that's the way it should be: After all, your sprout would like this sand to "bake" nicely so he can build a great sandcastle.
If you put sand like this on your lawn - and you already have a firm, loamy soil - you'll do exactly the opposite of what you want to achieve, because it will compact your soil even more!
What kind of sand is suitable for lawn sanding?
You should choose a sand that has little to no small and clay content (anymore). So, a quartz sand that has been washed and fire-dried several times is ideal. You can find these in different grain sizes (sizes) and again, it depends on what exactly you want to achieve by sanding your lawn. If you want to achieve a loosening of your soil with the lawn sand, a grain size of 0.5 - 1.5 mm (0.02 - 0.06 inch) is ideal.
In rural areas, you will most likely be able to get such sand from a well-stocked gravel pit, or find it in your DIY store.
🌱 How do I go about sanding the lawn?
To get the best results from sanding the lawn and really help the soil, you shouldn't just sprinkle the sand on the lawn. Of course, this will not bring the desired result.
Ideally, you should proceed in the following steps:
✔ Mow the lawn briefly Scarify (or even aerify) the lawn.
✔ Thoroughly remove lawn thatch (if necessary, run it again with a rotary mower with good suction)
✔ Pour sand coarsely on the lawn and then spread it with a landscape rake
✔ Work the sand into the surface with the Rasenrakel.
At the latest, your lawn will look so scary that you will have tears in your eyes and doubt your decision. But already after two weeks you will see the result.
Little by little (about 14 days) the sand will seep into the soil underneath and this loosening (because, to put it simply, small cavities are created everywhere between the grains of sand) will now provide natural drainage and more oxygen in the root area of the lawn. The more often you repeat the sanding, the faster you will achieve even better results and gently level your lawn.
🌱 How long does the sand stay on the lawn?
After you're done with the lawn sand, the question quickly arises as to how long it will look "so terrible." In short: it depends.
On the one hand, of course, on how much sand you have used and on the other hand on the conditions. For example, on an already relatively even surface, you will very quickly no longer see the sand, as it seeps into the ground and the lawn is compacted again by the sand.
However, if you have to deal with larger unevennesses, it is possible that you will still see them for a few days. If the hollows are not too deep, the grasses will work their way through them again after a few days.
However, if the holes are too deep, it is recommended to reseed these areas with topsoil or special lawn soil. As a rule, after 10-14 days there is nothing more to be seen of the sand on the surface and the first results are not long in coming.
🌱 How can the Rasenrakel help me?
The Rasenrakel is the ideal companion for you and your garden. From new construction of your home when laying out new garden and lawn areas, to regular sanding, to sand bunker maintenance.
Especially when laying a new lawn, the "foundation" is crucial. If you don't prepare a really even surface, your beloved green will be a hilly landscape for a long time. With the help of the Rasenrakel you can create an absolutely even surface from the beginning in no time.
Moreover, it is of course the ideal tool for regular sanding of your lawn. Thanks to its special manufacture, it glides effortlessly over the grasses and is gentle on the plants.
It is also used a lot in civil engineering. For example, many garden and landscaping companies tell us that they use the Rasenrakel to level driveways, gravel and split. And it has also found its way into many cities and municipalities, which use it to maintain their sports fields and green spaces. And not only real turf fields, but also especially artificial turf fields, which are of course also sanded regularly.
💡 Which Rasenrakel is the right one for me?
Basically, it is first a question of the area you want to work on:
For the 250 sqm front garden, the more maneuverable Rasenrakel L-80 is of course ideal. However, if you want to work on a larger area instead, you are better off with the XL-120. On the soccer field or golf course, the XXL-160 is naturally in its preferred terrain.
But the level of your lawn is also crucial:
While you can rather eliminate the "coarser" unevenness with the Rasenrakel L-80, you get into fine tuning with the wider variants and get even the smallest unevenness level due to the extremely wide contact surface. In our opinion, both large variants are more suitable for professionals.
💡 Do I need an adapter?
A handle adapter is basically not necessary, because the Rasenrakel and also the landscape rake is designed for any commercially available standard handle with a diameter of 2.8 cm (1.1 inch) (wood, fiberglass, etc.).
However, this should have a length of at least 180 cm (71 inch) to be able to work comfortably and to protect your back.
If you want to use the Rasenrakel or landscape rake with your existing Gardena, Fiskars or Wolf tool handle, this is easily possible with our adapters.
💡 Why is there no stem with the delivery?
The ideal handle for working with the Rasenrakel in a really powerful and back-friendly way should be at least 180 cm (71 inch) long.
To ship a handle in such a length international, FedEx and DHL charges us as a small retailer more than 50 EUR. Of course, this is out of proportion to the value of such a handle, which is available for 5-8 EUR in any hardware store.
We also strongly advise against using a plugged together or screwable handle!
(Only for the reason that some useless or from China imported stem is in the package, but it wobbles, is too short and will be quickly broken, as some cheap manufacturers do).
Of course, we have in recent years such tested again and again and had to determine that this seems to be an advantage at first moment when directly a handle is included, but these all do not withstand the heavy load for long.
Take the 5 minutes and get a really decent stem for your Rasenrakel in your DIY store, because it will last for eternity.