dethatching

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Chris S, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. Chris S

    Chris S LawnSite Member
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    is it necessary to mark sprinkler heads when dethatching with flail blades or will they be unharmed if i rake over top of them?
     
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    Depends on you want to replace the heads or not. It's never required, only recommended.
     
  3. Chris S

    Chris S LawnSite Member
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    thanks for the reply.
     
  4. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    I never mark heads when power-raking. Never had a problem either.
     
  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you are using spring tines then I wouldn't really care but flail blades will trash sprinkler heads.
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know the solid blades will, but I have never had a prob with the flail (swinging) type like on the Bluebird.
     

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