Aerator Rental Options
You can take the first step toward a healthier lawn with less soil compaction by renting an aerator. Rental stores carry various types of aerators to meet all budgets and needs. Check out the following types of aerators to see if any of them meet your needs.

  • Manual walk-behind aerator. Rent this labor-intensive aerator for aerating a small patch of lawn or a very small lawn.
  • Powered walk-behind aerator. Either electricity or gas can supply power to rental aerators. You usually can add weights to this type of aerator to adjust how deeply the tines will go into the ground. Some aerators contain tanks that allow you to add water to them for extra weight. Many powered models also are self-propelled.
  • Stand-on aerator. These rental aerators operate in the same manner as powered walk-behind units, except they allow you to ride on the equipment while you aerate the lawn.
  • Towable aerator. For those who use a tractor to mow the lawn, renting a towable aerator to attach to it may provide the best rental option. A rented towable aerator also works well when you have a large area of lawn to aerate. Before going to rent a towable aerator, make sure that you know the horsepower of your lawn tractor, so that you will choose the correct size of aerator.
Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products and services to meet your aerator needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.

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