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I know LMD is a big fan of lawn aeration and that is why I named him in the subject; however all opinions are welcome.

I know that the punch style is the most effective but hauling and using a 400 pound machine does not appeal to me.

Are the spike, tow behind ones that you weight down with concrete blocks worth the $85. It seems to me that 2.5" of depth is better than nothing but I have no experience to base that upon.

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If you have a truck/trailer, and can walk the machine up to the truck/trailer bed, you could rent an aerating machine, do the aeration, and return it the same day. I did that many years ago, but after I sold all my truck, trailer and lawn equipment and have moved to a much smaller property, I just pay someone to do it now.

Around here every spring, there's a large van with a trailer full of machines that are dropped off and kids (late teens/early twenties) push the machines around the neighborhood knocking on doors and they eventually get picked up at dusk. Poor kids, working hard for minimum wage.

Anyhow, yes, the "plug" method is best, but if all you can do is use spikes, it's certainly better than nothing.

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I have a truck and trailer and it is still not going to happen. :) I could never get it all done, hauled and back in 4 hours and the full day rental is a bit more than than the spike attachment which I could use whenever I felt like it.

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While maybe off-topic, this is the first year I didn't notice the voles tunnels in the grassy parts of the yard after the winter snow thaw. However, along with that change, now that most of the coyotes have moved away, we have a crap-ton of bunnies, literally crapping all over the place. They have no fear, so they're propagating like, er, rabits. :lol:

I'm thinking of sending one of my Roombas out there to scare them away. :shock:

PS - now that I've got wireless irrigation, if I see the bunnies eating our flowers, I can turn on the water remotely to scare they as well. :o


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