So let’s be honest... This item will not “aerate” your lawn. In fact, if you have good grass it does almost nothing. However, if you have thin/patchy grass and are planning to overseed and/or fertilize this tool may be for you. It works decent on patches of dirt between grass but it does not create deep holes, only very small holes where you’d hope to have seeds/fertilizer go into. Also, you have to apply a good amount of pressure and this tool is not sturdy, it’s not flimsy, but it will break if too much pressure is applied. All in all, not really worth the money unless you plan on overseeding and want a tool to possibly help with that process.