How to Revive Grass: Thinning Lawn

How to use an aerator and power rake to get an old lawn ready for seeding.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hearing protection
  • Safety glasses

You'll also need a lawn rake, work gloves, lawn aerator (rental), power rake (rental) and a rotary spreader.