dethatching

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mrkosar, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 664

    i was thinking about offering this to our customers this fall, but was wondering everyone thoughts. there are some lawns that core aeration will help reduce the thatch layer, but will not get rid of it to the extent it needs to be reduced. for these lawns i want to dethatch.

    so, what do you think about dethatching?

    also, for those that do, how do you clean up the thatch after it is power raked to the surface? most of you probably have a large commercial type mower that collects the thatch, but we don't...is there anyway to get around raking them up like leaves?
     
  2. boats47

    boats47 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 244

    I dethatch allot of lawns and the best way I found is a blower and a Guatemalan, either that or wait and do it just before our lawn guys come and mow.
     
  3. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,206

    We do quite a bit of Dethatching every year, have a 54" front-mount on the front of the tractor.
     
  4. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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  5. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    That sure does look like a great machine Dusty.
     
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,870

    Hey Vic - Me too. Looks like a quality machine, but I like boats47 response the best. LOL
     
  7. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    the lawn solutions machine is a breeze to use take the time to try one out
     
  8. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    As soon as I can fit one in the budget, I'll definitely get one. That would be a nice machine to have.
     
  9. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    whats a budget?????????
     
  10. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    Lol... Yeah... Really.
     

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