Are drum spike aerators good?
Best of all? You can attach this drum steel spike to the back of your ATV or lawn tractor. Aside from standing on a smooth lawn, you’ll be enjoying the healthy grass. The spikes may look scary, but they actually aerate the toughest of soils to nourish them with water and other nutrients.
What is a drum spike aerator?
The Drum Spike Aerator allows you to aerate while rolling for a level and consistent lawn. Simply fill the drum to the desired weight to create a heavy, flattening drum roller that aerates at the same time to keep your lawn healthy and looking good.
Is a plug or spike aerator better?
Spike aeration is suitable for small lawns with mild compaction while plug aeration is good for fixing severe soil compaction and on large areas.
What does a lawn spiker do?
Spike aerators simply poke a hole down into the soil with a solid, spike-like tine. Some homeowners wear spiked aerator “sandals” strapped to their shoes to aerate as they do yard work. While these can help on a small scale, spike machines can make compaction worse by pressing soil together around the holes.
How deep should you spike your lawn?
Spike your turf between 2 inches (5 cm) to 6 inches (15 cm) using a rolling lawn aerator, lawn aerating sandals, or a garden fork. You can repeat this process once every couple of months. You should, however, avoid spiking wet soil that smears and when you notice that frost is imminent as your tools can get stuck.
How does a drum aerator work?
Drum-type aerators have a tine wheel that rotates and rely on weight for tine penetration and offer a fixed hole pattern. Cam units are driven by a camshaft that reciprocates and drives the tines up and down into the soil. Cam designs can produce denser hole patterns if the speed slows.
When should I spike my lawn?
Start aerating at the end of August through mid-October as those the months when the weather will start getting wetter rather than drier. When hollow tining beware of upcoming frost, as if the soil freezes after you’ve aerated it, it can cause the lawn to heave up.
Why do they poke holes in grass?
It’s important to aerate – essentially, poke holes in – your lawn at least once a year. Aeration loosens up the soil, improves drainage and air flow around the plants, and it promotes root depth and root growth. We bet you’ll see thicker grass growth and healthier color in your lawn just a week or two after you aerate.
When should you spike your lawn?
Is aerating your lawn worth it?
Is lawn aeration necessary? Almost all lawns will benefit from aeration, and a great lawn demands it. That said, most lawns do not need it. Lawns suffering from heavy foot traffic, excessive thatch (>1 inch thick) or grown on heavy soils will benefit most.