Need an efficient quick aerator for a small 500 sq ft lawn

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by diyer999, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. diyer999

    diyer999 LawnSite Member
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    If I got one of those 30" wide barrels with the spikes, that you fill with water or sand, do you think an average sized man could push it around by hand easily enough. That is the smallest size I can find that might be doable by hand. I could mig weld a D-handle onto the hitch opening. There was one of these in a manual push style about 20" wide by yardbuddy, but I cant find them anywhere.
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I wouldn't waste my money. Got to your local rental store and rent a plug type walkbehind, will do a proffessional job and only cost you about 40 bucks.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Or better yet hire someone to do at $70.
  4. diyer999

    diyer999 LawnSite Member
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    Well, I got this manual thing called a houndog and it took me about 2.5 hrs to do 1K Sq Ft yard. The length of time it took was worse than the labor. Not sure I would want to do that more than once a year. But it did work great.
  5. Jail Bird

    Jail Bird LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    You want a plug aerator, the spikes compact the soil and make the situation WORSE in the long run.

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