The aerating sandals are a very simple and effective way to loosen turf and soil. These sandals feature rugged steel spikes that open air passages to help get water, air, and nutrients down to the root zone. This will enrich the soil in your garden, hence promoting growth. The sandals feature 26 steel spikes, each 1 1/2 inch long. As you take a stroll in your garden, you will also help promote growth in your turf. Simply attach the spikes to the lawn aerator shoes/sandals, strap them over your shoes, and walk all over your yard. Lawn aerators stimulate your hard, compacted soil and help to prevent thatch buildup.
• Increases the oxygen needed by grass roots in order to grow
• Each step presses a dozen 1 1/2 inch metal spikes into hard-packed soil and densely-packed turf
• Thousands of holes created allow air, fertilizer and moisture to soak right in to your lawn
• The sandal lawn aerators are made from rugged green plastic, 11 3/8 inch long
A welcomed increase in the microorganisms that help to decompose thatch build up. Greatly increases the absorption of water, nutrients and oxygen by grass roots. Improvement in the overall growth and development of the root system. Prevention of run-off when applying lawn fertilizer or pesticides to your lawn.
Compaction of the soil causes several problems:
It reduces the oxygen needed by grass roots in order to grow.
It makes it difficult for roots to absorb water and nutrients from the soil
It creates a physical barrier that stunts the healthy growth of grass roots.
When Should I Use A Lawn Aerator:
The best time to aerate your lawn depends on the type of grass and your soil type. Cool season grasses like fescue should be aerated from late summer to early fall. Warm season grasses like Bermuda should be aerated during the late part of spring to early summer. If you are using a liquid lawn aerator, you can do this any time. In addition, if you have clay soil, you will need to use a lawn aerator twice a year. Typically this will be during the spring and during the fall. If your soil is sandy you will only need to aerate once a year, either during the spring time or in the fall. However, using a liquid lawn aerator like LazyMan can actually aggregate sandy soil to help it hold water better which makes it a very effective lawn aerator.