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Posted: 03/12/21 10:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

[image] Wanting to get the grass in my lawn to grow and thicken up. Also want to plant grass seed in the thin and bare areas. Would this be the best type of equipment to get that accomplished? Here's also a description.

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For occasional equipment use I rent instead of purchasing (no upkeep or storage required). If I find I’m renting frequently I then purchase and I have a better idea of features I want/need in the equipment.

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Weighing only 40 lbs., if you go with this equipment, you will definitely want to add the concrete blocks to get decent penetration to aerate the lawn unless your ground is soft. While the grass seed only needs 1/4", or less, depth, loosening the soil deeper will help germination and growth.

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It will work if you add the weight as suggested.

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They make a spike aerator like that with a bin on top for spreading grass seed, it saves going back over and adding compaction. For just loosening soil, the plug style aerator is usually preferred. But to answer your question, that spike aerator will help most lawns if weight is added to make it dig in. By the way, I have my 40" torn apart right now awaiting a few parts.





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Posted: 03/12/21 08:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get a pair of Lawn Aerating Shoes.
Cheap, easy to store, great exercise ....can also be used to pickup dog do-doo, leaves in the fall and trash year round

Works w/o having to add blocks, sacks of concrete or bags of rocks

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Lawn Aerating Shoes.[emoticon]

I can see using those with the pine tree roots in our yard. One stuck in a root,almost fall so put out other foot to stop and it sticks in another root. Arms flailing as cars go by waving back.[emoticon][emoticon]


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I would not waste the money. That device will not penetrate deep enough or open channels large enough to do much good.
Either rent or hire a landscape company to come out with a powered aerator corer machine.
Do it once,do it right your lawn should be good foe a decade.

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