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Kingfisher Hollow Tine Lawn Aerator

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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
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  • Hollow Tine Lawn Aerator
  • Foot pressure bar
  • 5 Tines
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Kingfisher Hollow Tine Lawn Aerator + Westland Lawn & Turf Dressing 25ltr + Greenkey Lawn Aerating Sandals
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.2 Kg
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  • Item model number: GFA376
  • ASIN: B0060LSEQU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 Jan 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145 in Garden & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Garden & Outdoors)

Product Description

Aerating the lawn reduces compaction that can build up over periods of heavy use such as during in the summer. The aeration increases the flow of moisture to the grass roots as well as helping the roots get the oxygen they need to live and grow healthily. This handy aerator has hollow tines that remove plugs of soil from the ground, allowing air and moisture to penetrate to where they are needed - the roots of the grass. It measures 93cm x 30cm x 4.5cm and weighs just 2.05kg

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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I have used this to good effect. I was confused when a repeated clogging problem with one tube was evident.
If clay is hard and lodged inside the tube, just pushing the hole clear is not going to fix this. The Tube has to be clear of clay!
Once cleared and made clean all was working well. This brings be back to the type of soil. On my garden some area's are damper than others with more clay mix in some parts, hence the difficulty I had.
The build quality is good.
I am a heavy strong adult and could push the tool into the soil as required. My big 15 year old son not fat like his dad had difficulty reaching a good depth due to his weight disadvantage.
I made a plug retrieval box with an old cardboard box and sticky tape. You do not have to retrieve the plugs of soil however my grass is near my back door. I did not want the children treading mud into the house.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good exercise 16 Aug 2013
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This is a good piece of kit for small to medium lawns. It is strongly constructed and easy to use. My garden is clay and,therefore, not the easiest to manage. I used it in the spring as, due to the prolonged wet weather over winter I had mostly moss but the effort was worthwhile as i now have the greenest lawn around with lush grass. This was achieved by taking out the plugs of soil (clay) in rows 6 inches apart and sweeping a mixture of 50/50 sharp sand and peat free compost into the holes. I found that it was easier to carry out the work when the soil was quite moist, as the soil slipped through the tines much easier so there was less effort required to push the aerator into the ground. I am 86 so not as fit as I was when I was in my youth but I'll be giving the lawn another go over after scarifying in the autumn. All in all a good well made gardening tool that takes up virtually no space when not in use.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars neil white 3 April 2013
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As i am a landscape gardener i found this product strong and well worth the money and it is well made.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It makes holes in the lawn 30 Jan 2013
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The Kingfisher is a sturdy tool, you don't get the feeling it is going to break easily. The tines are sharp and pushing them into a lawn produces neat holes and plugs of earth. Unlike aereting with a fork, the holes are larger and do not close up soon afterwards.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sturdy and easy to use 26 April 2013
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good quality and excellent value for money. Ideal for smaller lawns. Plugs of soil come out of the hollow tines easily, then brush lawn sand over area to fill.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The cheapest is not always the worst! 10 Mar 2014
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Having read the comments of others relating to similar (green) tools almost twice the price, but also knowing that a bad workman often blames his tools, I was highly sceptical about whether an implement of this sort would work on my heavy wet clay, so opted for this cheaper model. How wrong can you be? It is well made and the welds appear strong after 3 days of use so far.
I have found however, there are precautions to take if you are to be successful and have lots of little soil cores all over the place.
Wear good gardening or riggers gloves, work the tool from side to side not backwards and forwards, have a large bucket of water and a cane ready to clear and clean any persistently blocked tube, oil the tubes with the aid of a small diameter bottle brush + engine/chain/two-stroke oil, but most important of all, keep the tubes sharp with a good flat file. The brush is also useful for thoroughly cleaning the tubes after work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice Try. 22 Feb 2014
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Hopeless! It lasted an hour on typical London clay. The build quality looks good, but the welding isn't man enough for the job.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars lawn aerator 12 Dec 2013
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Does the job. Good exercise. remember to oil inside the tines. Very efficient. No complaints. Very prompt delivery, earlier than expected.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars worked ok after some tweeking
the one delivered to me had two of the tubes not working, on inspection I discovered some molten metal on the inside of the pointed end of the tube. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Bruce Talbot
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it's supposed to
When I first used it, the plugs weren't sliding through very well, but after smoothing off the ragged edges at the points with a round file, it worked excellently.
Published 4 days ago by MR DAVID DONALDSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value manual tool
Does the job but take a lot of time, suitable for a small lawn. My lawn now looks much healthier
Published 4 days ago by David Christopher Harrison
1.0 out of 5 stars only for light soils & big muscles
very hard work on a compacted lawn for an 88r old! clay has to be pushed out manually out of the tines.phew!
Published 4 days ago by Bridget Wareing
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price
Worked well. Occasionally blocked up but tried someone else's tip and sprayed with some WD40 which stopped it getting blocked. Hard work though and is slow! Read more
Published 7 days ago by D R Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy gadget
I have a very compacted clay soil which is a nightmare to move and for drainage. But the tines of this gadget went in about half way on most stretches, and even further on others,... Read more
Published 9 days ago by M. S. Sanderson
5.0 out of 5 stars A holier lawn.
Having always been used to aerating the lawn with a garden fork this tool was very different. The hard work involved in using it only really becomes apparent after a few weeks. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Dicandpauline
5.0 out of 5 stars job done
an excellent product! my garden was like a pond after the rain, used this and the result was amazing. best of all it's lightweight and easy to use
Published 25 days ago by stress free
5.0 out of 5 stars would recomend
bought to sort out neglected lawn i found it works well,It seems well made and strong so should last well
Published 26 days ago by James Carmichael
5.0 out of 5 stars the best invention I have known
I found the kingfisher hollow tyne lawn aerator absolutely fantastic What a great idea. It is very simple to use with less effort than digging with a spade!
Published 28 days ago by Alan Smith
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