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

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by North Country, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. North Country

    North Country LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    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.
  2. LawnMower

    LawnMower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    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.
  3. GrassFearsMe

    GrassFearsMe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    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.
  4. North Country

    North Country LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Went to check it out. It is a one time thing. I referred it away. And it was not the clippings but the dead grass that is rooted.

    Thanks guys.

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