Lawn Aerator

GardenShananigansJune 18, 2012

Anyone have opinions on which kind of lawn aerator is the best and why? Plugs? Spikes? Pull-behind? Tractor tire? Thanks!

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deviant-deziner(Oh zone)

In my experience ( Arnold Arboretum and Filoli Estate ) the process was basically the same .
Run a de-thatching machine across the lawn. North to South and then East to West.
rake up and compost the thatch.
Run an aerator machine , the kind that pull plugs out, across the lawn.
Broadcast a mixture of sand and fertilizers/ composts across the swiss cheese looking lawn .
In some cases over seed - other cases over seeding not required due to type of existing variety of lawn.
lather , rinse, repeat.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 10:55PM
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