Lawn aerator shoes, are they any good? Or should I just stick to a fork to aerate the lawn?
I think they are a bit dangerous Tina, I can foresee a nasty accident with them
There was a thread last year about them, type Aerating shoes in the search box.
Thanks, I've had a read. Conclusion, spikes don't go down far enough, like i thought.
Plus you look a total pr** wearing them.
And you're in danger of attaching yourself permanently to the lawn, not to mention seriously straining some thigh muscles
The slender tines of a border fork penetrate much further into the soil/ subsoil & result in far better drainage . I use mine regularly and follow up with sharp sand brushed over the surface (works best in the dry!!!).
Sounds like something out of Wallace and Gromit!
Here are the ones made by Wallace
Inspirational! I believe, with a larger piece of wood, a serviceable bed-o-nails can be constructed.
My lawn feels hard and lumpy. Would the aeration and adding the sharp sand help a compacted lawn.
It would Tina but it also depends how 'bowling green ' you want it! The spiking helps open the ground up and let air in, and the grit helps to drain water away - like a mini soakaway. If you have lots of big lumps and dips, you might need to fill those with soil and re seed in spring to help get a more level surface
I'd love a pair of Wallace and Gromit shoes