Long cores dig deep into the soil, creating a 1/2" hole with each push. The large foot plate makes it easy to push the aerator into tough and dry soil. Reduces runoff and promotes turf growth. 37" height is easy on the back.
Clay-like soil and mud can clog the aeration holes when aerating a wet lawn.
Spiked sandal shoes fit over many different types of shoes and feet sizes. 13 heavy-duty spikes on each sandal. Easy to put on and off quickly. Heavy-duty spikes dig a few inches into the ground.
The aerator may not be suitable for larger yards since it can take time to cover large surface areas.
Sandal straps are adjustable to fit over a variety of shoe types and sizes. Shoes contain 26 steel spikes all over the bottom to tackle dry and tough soil. Strong metal buckles support your shoes.
The straps can become loose as they move around larger yards.
The aerator uses a series of spikes attached to a spinning wheel you simply push forward. The spikes create a uniform grid as you move the aerator through the yard. Features a three-piece tubular steel handle. Easy to assemble.
The aerator can be difficult to push in dry soil and overgrown lawns that need cutting.
The four-spike design makes it easy to create holes in a grid-like pattern in most yards. Sturdy one-piece design. The aerator is small enough to fit into tight spaces or around objects in a yard.
The four spikes do not cover a lot of surface area and require more time to cover typical lawns.
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If you are truly interested in keeping your lawn healthy, you'll want to try aerating. Aerating is a process that puts little holes in your yard to allow water, air, and nutrients to more easily penetrate the soil to reach the roots of your grass. With a manual tool, you can aerate in one of two ways. For loamy soil, a spiked aerator is fine. In clay soil, you'll want a coring aerator that actually removes tiny shafts of soil. For either type of aerating, you need a durable tool that will hold up under heavy-duty use. An aerator with longer spikes or cores is better, and a design that allows you to apply your full body weight to the tool works best.
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