dethatching equipment to use

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by crc13, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. crc13

    crc13 LawnSite Member
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    When we built our home, the back half of the yard (about 100 feet) was not replanted. It was high weeds and I have been maintaining it. It is very thick and whenever I mow, I have to rake back there. I see it has a lot of thatch, what would work best? The rest of the yard is thinner, due to me planting grass. Should I thatch the whole thing? What about these pull behind cheap things? Or shoudl I rent one?
  2. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,341

    Thatch probelms are most likely fertility problems. A result of to much nitrogen and not enough calcium being added to the lawn. Power rake or verticut to break up the thatch and correct fertility problems to prevent the thatch from becoming a problem again in the future.

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