Was a plug pullin fool the last couple days with a rented Ryan aerator. With the recent rainfall and much cooler temps - it just felt good seeing that aerator sink in and pull 2" plugs consistently lawn after lawn. Some deeper. Best aerating that I have done in the past few years. If a guy wouldn't get so worn out doing it, it would be a dream job... Pullin plugs in the cool fall air, leaves turning, lawns still green and growing, man it doesn't get any better than that!