I bought this spike to replace the previous one which has disappeared under my lawn! Yes, I know that sounds ridiculous but it has become overgrown and despite crawling around on the lawn and digging numerous exploratory holes, it has completely disappeared. We then bought 2 different sized ones from our local shop but they were both too small so I had the brainwave on looking on Amazon and, of course, they had the exact item (and cheaper too). It is a very sturdy spike and my husband and son had great fun bashing it into the lawn. It also has a red cap which you can put over the hole when not in use so hopefully it will not get overgrown again AND you can clip this cap onto the line when its in place so you don't have to put it in a safe place and then forget where you put it.