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Best aerator & thatcher to buy??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by millenium_123, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. millenium_123

    millenium_123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Got another ? here. What is the best aerator and thatcher to buy? I don't know a whole lot about them. Do they make aerators that don't leave the grass looking like there's dog poop all over it? What do I do with that?
  2. Integrity LC

    Integrity LC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I am assuming you mean de-thatcher and I have always heard about ryan aerators have been good, although a pain in the ass to use. You will def get a work out. There are two different types of aerators, spike and core. Spike just compacts the soil and makes a hole, while core pulls the cores, which you call dog poop. These will decompose into the soil in a week or so, just leave them.
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    I have a Classen aerator and a Ryan dethatcher/power rake. I have run a ryan aerator before and I think it was built better then my classen is.

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