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Does anybody de-thatch with a rotary broom?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kevinsky, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. kevinsky

    kevinsky LawnSite Member
    from Nevada
    Messages: 75

    I use metal swing tine type now and am wondering if there is a better way.
  2. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

    If you are going to do this i would use something with knives (like bluebird). It is very destructive on turf and generally un-needed. Aeration benifets the turf in many ways, among them helping to reduce thatch. Thatch can be controlled with proper fertilization, mowing, watering.

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