How do manual lawn aerators work?
Lawn aerators are comprised of a handgrip on top of two poles, which push the body of the aerator, known as the barrel. The larger the barrel, the greater surface area of lawn attended to. The barrel has small spikes that punch tiny holes into the ground, creating space for air to get in and breathing new life into a tired lawn. In addition to air, with these tiny holes in place, it’s much easier for water and other nutrients to penetrate the soil, reaching the roots of the grass. If your lawn is suffering from soil compaction, use an aerator to solve the problem - one or two uses a year will be enough.