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Old 05-12-2017, 01:27 PM
 
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I have a small lawn (700 sq feet). Is it ok to use a pointed shovel to aerate my bermuda lawn?
Thoughts ?
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:34 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Is it ok to use a pointed shovel to aerate my bermuda lawn?
Thoughts ?
A pitch fork would probably be a better tool choice.
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:36 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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A pitch fork would probably be a better tool choice.
I agree, either will help, but holes are better than slits.
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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Get one of these: Dual Plug Lawn Coring Aerator | Lawn Care Products | Gardener's Edge

You want something that is going to pull plugs of soil out of the ground. It will be time consuming but will work for 700 square feet.
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:46 AM
 
Location: SWCT - close to coast
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Or you can get these.. I have never aerated but when these were brought to my attention I was like, whoa, cool!

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Old 05-13-2017, 06:56 AM
 
Location: SWCT - close to coast
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Haha, just saw this. Love YouTube and people with their ideas! Just heads up for water pipes, gas, and electric. Don't need to go so far down. Nice cause it pulls the dirt out as opposed to compacting it with other methods.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM0deeMwkTA
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:02 AM
 
Location: SWCT - close to coast
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This guy uses a Pitch Fork and some other handy Gadget. I like those hollow thingys.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPVD_w66yPg
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:00 AM
 
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I used a pair of my Dad's (very old) spiked golf shoes. I'd wear a few pairs of socks so I wouldn't fall flat on my face & just walk around focusing on areas I wanted to aerate. Not the best or most effective way although enjoyable & made me think of my Dad.
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:39 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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I used a pair of my Dad's (very old) spiked golf shoes. I'd wear a few pairs of socks so I wouldn't fall flat on my face & just walk around focusing on areas I wanted to aerate. Not the best or most effective way although enjoyable & made me think of my Dad.

I went that route too, but the soil's so rocky the spikes wouldn't even come close to penetrating.


Shoulda known better.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:29 AM
 
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I went that route too, but the soil's so rocky the spikes wouldn't even come close to penetrating.


Shoulda known better.
Gotcha If I had tried on rocky soil, no number of socks woulda prevented me from falling flat on my face.
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