Lawn Aerator Shoes

Lawn aerator shoes, are they any good? Or should I just stick to a fork to aerate the lawn?

 

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,262

    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.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Tina_i_amTina_i_am Posts: 173

    Thanks, I've had a read. Conclusion, spikes don't go down far enough, like i thought. 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,214

    Plus you look a total pr** wearing them.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,606

    And you're in danger of attaching yourself permanently to the lawn, not to mention seriously straining some thigh muscles image

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  • 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!!!).

  • B3B3 Posts: 11,420

    Sounds like something out of Wallace and Gromit!

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,214

    Here are the ones made by Wallace

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oNn9I5pveoE

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    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • B3B3 Posts: 11,420

    Inspirational! I believe, with a larger piece of wood, a serviceable bed-o-nails can be constructed.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Tina_i_amTina_i_am Posts: 173

    My lawn feels hard and lumpy.  Would the aeration and adding the sharp sand help a compacted lawn.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 28,102

    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 image

    I'd love a pair of Wallace and Gromit shoes image

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