i haven't seen this done around here in a while, but i saw atleast 6 lawns in this one neighborhood yesterday that had been burned. whats the real benefit here?? is it just a lazy mans way to scalp a lawn?? it really isn't common around here. was suprised to see so many like this yesterday. I've never actually seen the process, has anybody ever done it? what type of equipment is involved? I don't plan on doing this, just curious about it.. I've never done it, and my lawn has always looked just fine.