OK, I've got a fork, I've got a spike aerator, but I don't want to shell
out the three-figures-and-up for a tow-behind style core aerator -- what
am I, a farm? -- and I can't find a manual core aerator locally.
Anything I can jury-rig that will work almost as well, or should I stick
with the spiker, which everybody says doesn't do half the job, but seems
to open up the soil well enough at first glance.
Also, what would people recommend for a jury-rigged roller? I've tried a
ten-gallon drum filled with concrete (okay, a boat anchor!), but it
doesn't roll straight. Something larger, without the built-in angle,
that I can fill with water? I can lean over and roll the mother, I don't
need a handle.