Detaching Clean-Up

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Chipper36, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. Chipper36

    Chipper36 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    What machine would you recommend I purchase/rent (I'm a start up and cannot afford the biggest and best yet) to remove dead grass from a customer's lawn after a mechanical dethaching has been performed?

  2. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    a walkbehind lawn vacuum works pretty good.......we use trac-vacs mounted on the z's
  3. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 927

    I find people over "deThatch" (your saying detatch) their lawn mostly during early spring and late fall. Some of the grass is dormant because of the cool temps here and people go and rip it up. It is good (also called a power rake) to get pine needles and acorns up to the surface to make cleanup easier. They are fairly cheap to rent and not that expensive to buy used.
  4. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 927

    Just re-read your post, I gave you the right answer but to the wrong question. I use a walker GHS mower to cleanup afterwards. That isn't going to help your question because you stated you are new and don't have that much money to work with, and a Walker being $9k to start might not be the best bet.
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I always just run the mower over the lawn with a bagger afterwards and bag all the dead grass. Saves a lot of time
  6. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    I always use the blowers to blow the dead grass into piles. Kinda like leaves. Then I bag up the grass and leave for the city pickup. I think the blowers work better than raking the stuff up, actually.

    Once I did a dethatching and pulled 42 brown recycling bags worth of dead grass outta the yard!


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