Warren, OH -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/28/2017 -- Commercial attachments can help deliver that manicured lawn and outdoor space. Now is the perfect time for aerators, dethatchers and sulkies.
Aeration can be used for a more direct method of supplying moisture to the roots of the grass. Manual aerating can be tiresome and taxing; using a powered aerator can save time and aches and pains. Aeration is the process of removing plugs, or small tubular pieces of soil from the lawn to allow space for water, nutrients and fertilizer. Directing these essential things right to the soil can help speed up the process of reviving a drought stricken lawn.
Aeration should be performed when the soil is moist enough to allow tines to penetrate easily, but not when soil is muddy and saturated, and never when the soil is dry and hard. Dry or hard turf can be prepared for aeration by watering in advance.
For example, the JRCO Hooker tow-behind aerator comes complete with a two point hitch, rigid frame and swiveling caster wheels that allow the aerator to track directly behind the tow vehicle and prevents jackknifing when backing up. The aerator caster heads swivel, allowing them to turn while aerating. The six floating rotor heads lift independently over rocks and other obstacles, while the other heads continue to aerate. An electric actuator lifts the heads into the transport position.
The soft-plug style of aeration is ideal for lawns, sports fields, golf fairways or anywhere true plug aeration is needed, without the messy compacted core clean-up of a hollow tine aerator. The JRCO Hooker Aerator is many times faster than traditional hollow tine aerators, and is low maintenance with few moving parts and no engine.
A dethatcher is the ultimate spring clean-up tool. It is advisable to use the rake for the first mowing of the spring to remove thatch, embedded leaves and debris. Removing large amounts of thatch will make room for new grass growth, leaving the turfgrass with a clean combed and striped appearance. When seeding, the rake is used to scarify the ground and rake the seed into the soil. Thatch not only chokes a lawn, but it also harbors insects and creates a water barrier; preventing new grass from growing.
For sulkies, there are many kinds on the market. A great place to start, besides Power Equipment Warehouse, is to determine which sulky is needed; single wheel, double wheel, a bull rider, a bronco rider, ProSlide, GoSlide; the choices are vast!
Commercial operators and residential homeowners enjoy the clean, manicured look and reduced labor a sulky provides. Sulkies are not recommended for mowers that are smaller than 48" and belt or gear driven. The amount of "stress" placed on the transmissions of belt/gear driven mowers is just too much and it is not worth it to damage a machine. Mowers smaller than 48" that have a hydro static drive are perfectly fine with a wheeled sulky. The wheel-less sulkies, such as the ProSlide and GoSlide, are best for mowers 48" and larger due to the extra weight. Depending on the operator weight, a weight kit may be needed for balance.
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Power Equipment Warehouse and its affiliates are family owned and operated since 1947. Brands of power equipment supplies sold include: Toro, Husqvarna, Honda, Little Wonder, Mantis, MTD, JRCO, Ryan, Brown, Bluebird, EZ Trench, Trac-Vac, Trimmertrap, Jungle Jims, Velke and many, many more. Power Equipment Warehouse is the trusted name in the outdoor power equipment industry.