Originally Posted by birddseedd
Piece of cake. rent a thatcher. its like a 21" mower. set it to be about level with the dirt. hit the go lever and go over the grass. then rake it up.
dont blow it up as that will just blow it back in.
Ha you run a walk behind dethatcher it is NOT a piece of cake. A LOT of work. Dirty, way dirty too yet. The only way to offer 'dethatching' is to do a power rake job with a JRCO on a Z with a bag unit. I found that out the hard way doing it with inferior equipment for a couple years, pain in the butt unless you are set up with the Z and attachments.
Also I think power raking/bagging is a waste of time for the most part. Doesn't serve much of a useful purpose IMO. BUT, and this is a big but, customers line up to have me do this to their lawn. This is one case where what the customer wants, the customer gets.