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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chevyman1, Mar 8, 2004.
between a power rake and a dethatcher? thanks
I believe that they are one in the same. Just a different name. It probably depends on what each particular manufacturer choses to call it.
thanks, can anyone else clarify this?
power rake uses tines and thatcher uses blades
so if I have a lawn that needs dead grass/lots of leaves raked, can I use the dethatcher or do you still need to do some by hand?
run the thatcher over it and then blow it
cool, thank you
Excuse me, I believe a dethatcher has the tines, like a hay rake, and a power rake has an engine that runs eliptical moving tines, and actually gets down to dirt. A dethatcher is passive, and just loosens the thatch, which I just mulch again with gator blades, but instead of being a solid mat, it is now a loose (goose down type loose) layer, instead of the intertwined mat it once was. I truely believe in leaving all the by-products of the grass we mow on the yard to return as much to mother nature as possible.
I use a dethatcher to just loosen the matted layer, so the spring application of fertilizer gets to the soil layer better
thanks Felx-Deck....I think I will try the same method this spring with my new Dixie Chopper