DeThatch Depth

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by zinkjo, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. zinkjo

    zinkjo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    going to be running my bluebird power rake for the first time this weekend for dethatching. What is the optimal depth for dethatching?
    When we seed we never go deeper than a 1/4 inch.
  2. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,619

    You might want to do a test run on your yard before you accidently tear up someone elses yard.
  3. ercrvs24

    ercrvs24 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    I've never used a power rake, I've always heard to areate because dethatching is too hard on the turf. But, I would guess if you were going to-- then it might depend on how thick the thatch layer is.?

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