The October 8th Edition of Gardening News Magazine performed a product test on a range of hollow tine aerators, awarding the Draper Lawn Aerator (30565) with a ‘Best Traditional Aerator’ accolade.
Aerate your lawn
It’s best to aerate your lawn now so there are a few weeks for it to recover before winter strikes. Aerating revitalises your lawn by allowing water and air to circulate better through it, and helps nutrient uptake, making for a thicker thatch of healthy grass. It also ensures heavy rainfall won’t ruin it by waterlogging. Garden forks are often used to aerate lawns, but using a hollow tine aerating tool does the job more efficiently. This is because each hollow tine picks up a plug of soil and removes it, so you compacted soil is eased and drains better. Afterwards, sweep up the plugs and top dress with a sprinkling of compost. In a few weeks, you’ll be amazed at the difference.
Draper Lawn Aerator 30565 Best Traditional Aerator
This aerator is made from tubular steel with a powder-coated finish. The five tines have a cut-away pointed edge, which made holes around 10cm (4in) deep and 1.5cm (1/2in) in diameter. Its robust construction makes it pretty weighty at 2.84kg (6lb 4oz). It has an operating height of 76cm (30in).