Aeration shoes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JohnyNCa, Apr 12, 2000.

  1. JohnyNCa

    JohnyNCa LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    Has anyone seen those aeration shoes u starp on to your shoes as u mow the lawn? There supposed to "aerate the lawn" as u mow it. Id like your feedback if u used them or what u think of them.
  2. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    Personally I don't think they are any good. IMO they don't really aerate the lawn. To aerate you need to take a plug out of the lawn so that the root system isn't as crowded. It allows the roots to spread, and help retain water rather than running off.
  3. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073

    I classify them in the same category as "the garden weasel", or my favorite, "the Claw", that fabulous weed puller can save hours of back breaking work.
  4. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    These are the psychic networks of the lawn care industry. A total waste of money.
  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Try them on some of this beautiful red clay and see what you think. There is no substitute for core aeration. I have seen guys (not lawn care pros) using their golf shoes to walk behind their lawnboy.

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