Yard Butler D-6C Core Lawn Aerator

September 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Garden Tools

  • Core aeration reduces compaction and thatch to let air, water and fertilizer down to the root zone. Core aeration also stimulates root growth by “pruning” the roots and deposits valuable micro-organisms on the lawn surface.
  • Reduces soil compaction, water run-off and puddling. Lets air, water and fertilizer get down to the roots
  • Your lawn will look better with less water and fertilizer Breaks down thatch
  • Promotes vigorous root growth, strengthening tolerance to drought and heat stress extra durable, all steel construction
  • Professionals recommend using the yard butler core aerator both spring and fall, depending on the type of grass, but aeration is good for lawns anytime. Your lawn care professional can tell you the best times to aerate in your climate zone

Product Description
Pulls out two 1 2″ cores of soil 3 1 2″ long. Structured steel rod construction with vinyl grips. Lets air, water, and fertilizer to the roots. 40″ overall length. Tips made of hardened steel…. More >>


Yard Butler D-6C Core Lawn Aerator

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5 Responses to “Yard Butler D-6C Core Lawn Aerator”
  1. joe says:

    First off, bad packaging. Looked like someone just found an old box through in the yard butler and place a single piece of tape to close it. When i picked it up the box looked smashed and was partially open. Anyways, I got the yard butler out and it felt very solid (well made). As for the performance i would have to say that depends on your lawn. The type of soil and how dry it is limits the performance of this tool. I have clay soil and i watered my lawn a day before. Got the yard butler out to put it to the test. The first few feet it worked great, the tool was making holes and plugs were falling on the lawn. Then it got clogged with the clay soil. So i spend a few minutes unclogging it, which is hard to do. You have to drive a screw driver to clear it out and even then the soil stick to the sides. Tried spraying with water hose and even that didn’t work. Did the best i could to clean it and continued making holes, but after a few succesfull holes with plugs coming out it got clogged again. Got tired of cleaning it so much so i decided to just make holes without plugs.

    I would have to say that given the type of soil i have, i would not buy or recommend this product to a friend. I would rather rent a gas powered aerator.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. John Hobby says:

    My Yard Butler core aerator broke the first time I used it. The metal is too weak to handle hard compacted soil, even if damp. Considering I bought this exclusively to use on hard compacted soil, I was a little disappointed. The vertical metal bar bent after only a few steps. It was still somewhat usable, but just barely.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. this works great on my densely compacted, rocky, and sandy lawn. really much more sturdier than some other customer reviews make it seem. and, cores do pop out with the next couple of plugs are done. i have had success with rocking it back/forth a little before pulling it out, this helps reduce that much more compaction. of course, you should be aware of your particular case, in order to prevent any handle or core tube snapping (as expressed in some other reviews). i am just saying that in my case, i do not experience such issues. i’ll have to see how beneficial the plug aeration is after a week or so…

    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. P. Northover says:

    This was a fine aerator, and I would recommend it to anyone. I have a front and backyard of about 1000 square feet total, and it took about 30 minutes to aerate the lawn as instructed. It can become a bit of a workout, but compared to the cost of a hiring a company to do this, it pays for itself the first time you use it.

    When used in conjunction with other lawn practices, watering, fertilizing, the use of this tool did improve the health and appearance of the lawn.

    The durable construction combined with the need to aerate once a year, should ensure this product will continue to be used for years.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. V. Narla says:

    We’ve got a small lawn and this product does the job it was intended to do. No need for paying for a power aerator….if you do not mind the exercise! Pulls out plugs properly, if your lawn is well watered the day before.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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