Lawn aerators are essential garden machinery for keeping a healthy lawn, and they work by pushing air into the soil, allowing for proper water drainage.
It's good to aerate in the spring or autumn before summer growth and wet British winters. This encourages healthy grass growth and prevents moss and harmful bacteria from spreading into your lawn. Hollow tine aerators have plugs that push into the grass and pull out soil for easy disposal, making them ideal for domestic gardens. Spiked models push extra space into the ground, and these offer a good value for larger fields. Most models for sale are manually operated, and a handheld aerator is adequate for most gardens in the UK. Towable aerators can be attached to a tractor, and they are the best choice for professional landscapers.