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greentech2007
02-12-2011, 05:21 PM
I asked the ? about dethaching thought i should specify more. Thinking about buying a walker spring tooth dethacher what are the advantages , disadvantages or are they more for clean up and not really true dethaching. Help me out.

Az Gardener
02-12-2011, 09:52 PM
They have a blade with a bunch of holes and they sell this thick line trimmer string you feed through the holes like a horseshoe. There are probably enough holes for about 5 of these horseshoes or 10 line trimmer strands on each end of the blades. We get a pretty good de-thatch with only 2 of these horseshoes.

If you were to fill all the holes you would'nt have anything left. We are talking Bermuda grass in my case. I can't imagine what a spring would do ;) not good I don't think.

Exact Rototilling
02-17-2011, 01:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfnVMyYSYWs

More like passive raking does help perk up the turf but....not true power raking or full throttle dethatching.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=340403