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srpring clean up??

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by james 1, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. james 1

    james 1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    this year i will start to use a dethatcher attachments for my walk behind husqvarna

    but the question is should i use the bagger for the clipping or no
  2. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    i have the same mower and have been thinking about buying the dethatcher mount. I think if you have the right blades and height then bagging would work but it might be easier to use a push blower and backpack behind to get all the thatch out.
  3. gslawncare

    gslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    you guys are both nuts!

    Rent one for 75 bucks and you'll get about 4 yds of waste.

    there's no point to sellin a dethatch unless you pull up tons of ****?.
  4. prostriper

    prostriper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    I would most definitely use a bagger to catch clippings when dethatching. GS the Jrco 48" attachment will be a whole lot faster than the 22" you will rent for $75. And dethatching makes for a greener lawn, and mimimizes the chances for fungi to take over the lawn.
  5. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Using the rake you are going to fluff up the yard and get out some minor debris along with sticks. Not really disruptive to the soil or plants. You put a power rake on that same lawn and you will shred it, that is most certainly not good for the lawn.
  6. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    I use a jrco and it's a great tool. It saves a ton of time but to get all the sticks up I feel a back pack does a better job than bagging.
  7. james 1

    james 1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    what kind of blades i should use with the dethatcher ???

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