I kinda disagree with that since my spike aerator barely puts a dent in
my clay soil, unless I use it after a couple of days of steady rain. I
would imagine that a core aerator would have a more difficult time in
clay. If you have rocky soil, it is even worse.
I have to use tire chains on my tractor when using the spike aerator
when the ground is wet, because I'd be slippin' and aslidin' on the
slopes on my property. The tire chains add a wider path for aeration as
You stated your opinion as a fact, leading at least two people to believe
what you said was true, and may make the wrong choice in aeration because
of it. I called you on it, because it's 100% false. Unless of course you
have a reputable reference to back up your claim. If not, then you can
pretty much shove your smart-assed, patronizing little attitude up your
proverbial ass. ;)
-If you're too open-minded, your brains will fall out.
I don't need to play games with you little boy. Drag someone else down
to your level. Your condescending attitude and foul mouth is what makes
usenet such a joke. Enjoy playing with yourself.
Eggs Zachtly wrote:
I agree. One of the goals of aeration is to reduce compaction. When
you take a core out, you actually remove a significant plug of soil,
which reduces compaction. The spike type will create a small hole, but
does it by pushing the soil to the sides which just increases
compaction in the adjacent area. Plus, another benefit of aeration is
supposed to be bringing some of the soil up to the surface, so that it
creates a favorable environment to break down thatch. You get that
with a core aerator, but not spike.
Few weeks ago, I Googled my research and most (if not all cuz I didn't
read all) FAQs recommend PLUG type for clay soil, and sprike is okay for
I read the Plug is a better option (my is clay too) so I went with plug
(core), and because the clay was so hard that I had to wet the lawn a little
for aerator to right.
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