Your lawn is tired and extremely parched after the record temperatures of the summer. Getting it back into healthy shape can be frustrating, time consuming and expensive but a job that has to be done.
For the domestic gardener finding the right advice is hard and extremely frustrating. Anyone you talk to will seem to conflict with the last one but it is fair to say that any one piece of advice, will not be viable or relevant to all lawns as conditions, budget and geography affect many things.
Sisis, a name that everyone in the commercial grass care business from Green Keeper to Football Groundsman will know about, do a wide range of robust equipment for the serious gardener.
There is also a very good section on turf advice for lawn care and its worth bookmarking for future reference.
One particular machine that we used as contractors for aeration was the Groundsman spiker. This machine fitted our needs exactly and it was easy to use. We tried several other makes but this was the most efficient and turned on a sixpence.
If you have a small garden it is not cost effective to buy your own and its worth paying a lawn care contractor on a daily rate but if you have a couple of acres this machine will quickly pay for itself.