Taking out the dead grass...what to use?

North Country

LawnSite Member
Upstate, NY
OK....I got this lawn contract lined up that requires me to mow AND rake out the dead grass. These people want this done weekly.

What tool besides a hand rake will work best without damaging the good grass? Maybe something I can tow behind a rider?

This is my first time...that's why I'm asking.


LawnSite Senior Member
Newport RI
If your mowing ones a week and either mulching , or bagging it, there wont be any dead grass. You can get a tow behind sweeper, that will pick it up too.

You can go out and get a dethatcher. That will bring all the dead grass and thatch to the surface. Then you bag or rake or mulch the dead grass. However it stresses the grass out. Thats a ones a year thing.

When you said dead grass, did you mean the clippings from mowing? I could have mis understood.


LawnSite Senior Member
Long Island, NY
You could do it once a month if you use the jrco attachment but i wouldn't do it everyweek. If you use a catcher you will not have to thatch everyweek thats ludacris. The thatch helps keep moisture in and the roots from burning.

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