The Best Aerator for Clay Soil

Choose a core aerator, as opposed to a spike-type aerator, for clay or heavily compacted soil. Use a machine that has weight over deep, hollow spoons or tines. Weight makes the aerator penetrate the soil easier and deep tines help it lift the core to the top of the soil.

Keywords: core aerator, clay soil, heavily compacted soil

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Liz Ward is a Visual Communications Designer and writer. Ward's articles are published on and Ward has written for Demand Studios and Text Broker. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Design and a Minor in photography from Purdue University. She is also a master gardener.