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Riding Mowers and Accessories

Learn the difference between a riding mower and a lawn tractor and find out which machine is best suited for your landscaping needs.

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variety of accessories used on lawn tractor
Photo 5 of 7A lawn tractor can be used with a variety of accessories for different applications.

Spike Aerator(5 of 7)

A spike aerator is used in the fall to relieve compaction on a lawn. When the lawn is wet, use the spike aerator to poke holes in the lawn to allow air, water and nutrients to get to the roots. Place concrete blocks on the spike aerator to give it extra weight so that it doesn't bottom-out in rough terrain.

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