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Before hooking up aerator to used tractor, consider options for creating holes

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Consumers may consider attaching an aerator to a used tractor to get a greener lawn.
Consumers may consider attaching an aerator to a used tractor to get a greener lawn.

Consumers may have used tractors in the past to take care of their lawn duties, and they may be able to use those same machines when aerating their lawns.

However, the type of aeration they choose should be something to consider before moving forward, according to a recent piece from AllAboutLawns.com. The article noted that there are two basic types.

The first drives holes into the ground, while the second pulls out plugs.

"Simply using spikes to drive holes into the ground might not be the best treatment for your lawn," the site said. "As the soil is separated by the spike, it simply compacts."

Regardless of the option they choose, homeowners may be able to make the job easier by buying or renting equipment that can attach to the back of a used tractor.

Along with aerating lawns to help improve moisture and nutrient penetration, consumers may consider watering earlier in the morning. Doing so will help avoid the hotter parts of the day leading to evaporation and will give soil more time to absorb liquid.ADNFCR-2034-ID-19893254-ADNFCR

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