A Way To Aerate Lawns - Knowledgebase Question

Evanston, Il
Question by franconeri20
August 26, 2010
What type of gardening tool is best for making holes in a lawn and aerating it?


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Answer from NGA
August 26, 2010

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To do a really good job of aerating you'll want to rent a core aerator. A core aerator will remove one inch by three inch plugs from the lawn. Leave the plugs on the lawn and they will dissolve in rain or water from the sprinklers. After aerating spread a thin layer of sand or compost over the area and water it in well. The sand or compost plus the soil from the plugs will work their way down into the holes left by the plugs.

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