Lawn Thatch rakes

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Lawn Thatch rakes

Post by newdud » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:51 am

My lawn has a lot of thatch on it, now spring is here I am thinking about getting rid of all the dead grass so that it will grow well this summer.
I was looking at rakes to de-thatch it. I am not after a powder machine but some sort of a hand operated one , that is a bit easy on the back !

Can any one recommend one ?
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Lawn Thatch rakes

Post by Nos » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:38 pm

newdud wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:51 am
My lawn has a lot of thatch on it, now spring is here I am thinking about getting rid of all the dead grass so that it will grow well this summer.
I was looking at rakes to de-thatch it. I am not after a powder machine but some sort of a hand operated one , that is a bit easy on the back !

Can any one recommend one ?
They are called "Spring" Rakes, Tines, if you can then purchase the "Wolf" version, its very well made, but not cheap, you buy a handle, lots of different lengths, then the separate head, so once you have the handle you can add all the different heads at a later date, there is a lot of different types of attachments, being using them for a number of years, very pleased with them.
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Lawn Thatch rakes

Post by dewaltdisney » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:17 pm

Just hire a lawn scarifier for a day https://www.hirestation.co.uk/tool-hire ... re/140175/
Not worth messing about with rakes :thumbright:

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Post by London mike 61 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:44 pm

After I’ve raked all the moss out of my lawn, I mix some grass seed with some topsoil ( usually a bag from wickes) and make sure the soil is damp but not wet when I mix 2 or 3 handfuls of seed to 1/2 a bucket of soil. Leave the seed/soil mix to one side for a few days as it helps the seed to swell and start germination then scatter over bare patches and firm down with the back of a spade. By the time the weather has warmed up the bare bits will have grown and the lawn will look great.

Hope this helps

Mike
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!
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