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Removing Straw From Newly Seeded Lawn?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by DSLND, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,205

    Hey Guys,

    Hope everyone is having a great start to the season! I am but today the temperature went flying down to 28!! It was 68 yesterday, talk about a change. Well i was out taking estimates this afternoon and there was one of them where the guy had a large majority of his backyard reseeded last year after a local landscaping company tore everything up with a skid steer. He called me to ask me for a quote on removing the straw and i went a took a look at it and saw that i could rake it up, tarp it and go but that may take long. What other tool or method could i use to get this stuff up in a non time consuming matter. I was thinking either come in with me and my helper with tine rakes and rake it up or renting a tool. Would a de-thatcher work in this situation? Tips, ideas, and thoughts appreciated! Thanks! -Mitch-
  2. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,205

    Bump............ -Mitch-
  3. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    I would not use a tine rake dethatcher to do it if the lawn is still new. It could damage it by ripping up the grass seedlings also.

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