If your yard is little, or if you have lots of time on your hands, then aerating your yard with a maker aerator is unneeded since you can finish the job with hand-operated tools. A manual lawn aerator separates compressed soil by developing holes in it, assisting yard grow intensely and minimizing thatch, moss and other yard issues. Press a hand verifier, which has tube hollows that are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in size, or a spading fork through your yard and into the soil. Pull the tool from the soil and turf, and inspect the soil wetness material.
If soil adheres to the tool, then the soil is too damp to aerate. If the soil is grainy and great, or placing the tool into the ground is challenging, then the soil is too dry to aerate. If the soil is too damp, check the soil’s wetness material once again in 2 or 3 days. If the soil is too dry, water the yard completely 2 or 3 days prior to aerating so that the soil is damp to a minimum of a depth of 4 inches.
Rake the yard if it is greatly thatched. The manual lawn aerator is greatly thatched if the layer of dried yard clippings, moss and other plant particles around the yard stems is much deeper than 1 inch. Press a hand verifier’s hollow tubes into the turf’ soil, and pull them from the soil. Leave the eliminated soil cores on the yard’s surface area. Repeat the treatment every 4 to 6 inches throughout the whole yard. Press a spading fork into the yard’s soil to a depth of 4 inches. Rock the fork backward and forward, and eliminate it from the soil Repeat that procedure every 4 to 6 inches throughout your yard.