Let your lawn breathe with this DIY lawn aerator.
Let your lawn breathe with this DIY lawn aerator.

If you have bald patches on your lawn, it might be because the soil is compacted. As a remedy, you’d need to aerate your lawn. There are lawn aerators sold at local gardening stores. You’d have to literally stab the ground with it, push down with all your might. This can get pretty tiring.

Nothing fancy - just a PVC pipe and some screws.
Nothing fancy – just a PVC pipe and some screws.

But there’s a better alternative from the DIY gods. This DIY lawn aerator requires just pushing and pulling. Because it comes with small wheels, it is easy to maneuver. You simply have to push it like you would with a cart. The spikes will burrow deep holes onto the ground.

Gather the things that you need and start working on this DIY lawn aerator today.

Materials:

  • 6” PVC pipe
  • ½” electrical conduit pipe
  • Wood strips
  • 2” no. 12 wood screws
  • 2” hex head bolts
  • small tires/wheels

Tools:

  • Drill
  • Sledgehammer
  • Screwdriver

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Thanks to daniel19696 for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…