Aerator hole spacing

racerock56June 24, 2009

I bought one of the manual "hound dog" aerators and Home Depot. How far apart should the holes be spaced?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
davidandkasie(Z8 MS)

as close as possible. you need to go over teh entire area several times.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2009 at 12:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
texas-weed(7A)

Like a machine aerator 6 inch on center.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2009 at 2:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
organicnoob

"Like a machine aerator 6 inch on center."

From what I've seen not all machines are the same and with some it's recommended to make multiple passes to get the holes per square foot you're looking for.

I have the same aerator and found this page with info on hole spacing using a turf hound aerator useful. It's towards the bottom of the page.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2009 at 4:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nicktarabay11

For the reference of others, There is a tool rental at HomeDepot now, so you can rent a mechanical aerator from them rather then spending good $ over buying a manual one.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 5:06AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Some suggested low maintenance grasses
Zone 5B, S.W. Nebraska Hot summers, typically dry....
deviantnic
Hickory Nut Tree
What is the best way to deal with Hickory nuts in my...
cdouglas10683
I need lawn renovation help in Zone 7/8
I want to renovate my 24,000 sq ft lawn. The problem...
tless195
Poa Annua already making it's jump!
PA typically comes up here in April, we're mid Feb...
gsweater
Lawn care novice
I recently purchased a home in late fall and I'm new...
cdouglas10683
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™