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thatch question

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Ricky DuBose, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Ricky DuBose

    Ricky DuBose LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    3 years ago i started a new lawn I over fertilized to get fast growth to stop run off. Now of course i have a build up of thatch. I don't want to power rake all that thatch away. My mower will cut low enough to remove most of it. Will this kill or harm dormant centipede to be cut back this low to ground level? thanks Rick
  2. fertguy2008

    fertguy2008 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    don't "scalp" centipede as low as you would Bermuda. You can seriously damage the rootzone and end up with bare spots.

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