DETHATCHING high grass

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by wheeling22, May 3, 2005.

  1. wheeling22

    wheeling22 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Last year we were at a customers house mowing and the next door neighbor came over and said we are going on vacation for two weeks, would you mind cutting our lawn. Since we were trying to generate business in the area (the beach that is) we said ok, The lawn is the size of a postage stamp but there is one catch. the grass is ALWAYS 6 inches high. We asked them can we cut it lower and they said they didn't want us to, so we cut it for 2 weeks and never thought anything about it. It was an easy 35.00 eash time we cut.
    Today that same customer called me to dethatch her lawn. The grass is still 6 inches high all the time.
    My question is, Can grass that high be dethatched ?

    thanx,
     
  2. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    explain to her/him that it needs to be cut lower to be properly thatched.
     
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Also, explain to her that if not, you will be tearing out alot of good healthy grass (more than usual).
     

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