Lawn aerator services provided by professionals can be really expensive, and the DIYer American, a nice cheap alternative is always welcome. Add to this, hard work done on your lawn giving rise to perfect green grass can bring utmost satisfaction and pride. A lawn healthy sparkling green beautiful lawn is the pride of every home and its owner needs to put in some nice care to achieve.
Have a beautiful lawn is not tough, but it does come with its timely share of activities, that promote and cultivate healthy, dense and bright green grass. Mowing, fertilizing and watering form the core of activities that lead to the lawn of your choice that people can envy. While one is doing these activities, one needs to ensure the water and nutrients reach deep within the soil and get distributed to the grass roots for good and dense growth.
Aeration can be extremely useful in growing grass to its fullest. Aeration allows for air, water, and nutrients to reach beneath the grass and feed the roots. This helps the grass roots to grow deeper and stronger for healthier and denser grass. Compacted soils can have debris, excess thatch and organic debris that prevent air, water and nutrients to penetrate as well as do not give space for roots of the grass to grow, thus affecting their vibrant growth.
To achieve this effectively, one needs to have a good machine or lawn aerator. It helps in aerating the lawn in two steps namely, Scarifying or de-thatching and Raking or de-mossing the lawn. These two activities with different purposes help to achieve the goal. Sun Joe AJ801E (get one here) is the right electric Scarifier and Lawn Dethatcher, with one of the highest satisfaction levels experienced by the customers.
- Scarifying or dethatching uses steel blades to cut the thatch, the blades roll and this type of action easily cuts the thatch, allowing the inflow of air, water, and nutrients into the soil bed. The downward cutting action of the blades in a lawn thatcher also allows for soil to be cut making a seed bed for introducing new grass into the lawn. Another benefit of this action of blades causes pruning of grass, that causes stronger and extra shoots to grow while thickening the grass in the process. This has an extra benefit of getting rid of weed grasses and controls growth of creeping weeds.
- Raking or de-mossing the lawn makes use of wire tines on a roll in a lawn aerator. The goal of raking is to root out moss developed between the fine grass on the surface. Moss does not get rooted into the soil, which adds to the ease with which it can be routed. Wire blades on a power rake are usually enough for this, and also help to clear the dead brown grass that has accumulated. The rake wires on lawn aerator SunJoe are flexible enough to do a little raking and still not do any damage.
The lawn aerator Sun Joe AJ801E is electric powered dethatcher with a powerful 12 amp motor and covers 13inch wide path. It’s got a 5 step depth control knob that controls rakes from -0.4 inches below ground to +0.4 inches above the ground. This dethatcher makes use of AirBoost technology that increases thatch retrieval while keeping blades sharp for a longer time. An additional thatch collection bag makes it easy to collect and dump the thatch. Check it out here