Aeraters: Plugs or holes

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by CuttinUP, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    Is it best to use an aerator that just pokes holes or one that pulls out the plugs? It seems that if it just pokes holes then you are not doing any thing for soil compaction. Does the Bluebird aerator pull up plugs?:confused:
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    One that pulls out the plugs.
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Probably every Ag university has done a study on this. The conclusion?? hollow tines that pull plugs are better than solid tines that do not pull plugs. Solid tines tend to compact the soil, especially at the bottom of the hole.
  5. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 946

    Good answer.

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