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View Poll Results: Spring Clean Up- Dethatch?
Dethatch Annually for every Spring Clean Up 27 41.54%
Only Dethatch when Necessary 38 58.46%
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:43 PM
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I de-thatch my lawn every spring!
I offer to my customers, and tell them the benifits, but not alot do it. Great extra money for me on the ones that do have me d-thatch.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:40 PM
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i do for Spring cleanup
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:40 PM
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i do thatch raking with all spring clean ups. there is a differance in dethatch and thatch rake thus the range of answers you are not using a powered vertical rake right just a spring thatch rake right.
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by BeautifulBlooms View Post
Most lawns (at least in my region with my type of turf) do not need dethatching. It is expensive for the homeowner and time consuming for the contractor. Annual aeration should be enough for most lawns. If you can't decide if a lawn has too much thatch, you are in no place to recommend dethatching. (this isn't directed at anyone in particular, just those that don't understand how much thatch is healthy.)
I pretty much fall into this category, thus I dont dethatch
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:46 PM
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We do it as part of the spring cleanup because of matted leaves in the lawn.
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