Originally Posted by Steve
That looks like its really effective! How often should you be doing that per season?
Well I'd say about once per year, during the spring. A lot of lawns don't really need it, but it truly does help even just to pass the rake, something is better than nothing! :P
The only problem with this is, you can't take on big properties. It's more of a "spot treatment" tool.
After awhile it does start to hurt the arms, & you would be better off renting a machine to dethatch lawns instead. Though this is the best alternative I have come across yet!
I did a job today, man what a learning experience. If you have just this dethatching rake & the job looks as if it'll take longer than an hour, rent a machine.
I was at a spot for two (2) hours with a helper.
We used an assortment of rakes + this dethatching rake.
Took me 10 minutes & I threw it back in the truck. It was effective, but man I didn't charge enough to bust my butt for the quality this tool gives, & I don't have 6 hours to spend on this lawn! (His lawn was nothing but thatch, it was a NIGHTMARE!!!!)
My helper & I just used regular rakes side by side as we quickly finished up the lawn, nothing special... Kinda disappointing.
In that 10 minutes of using the dethatching rake, I filled up an entire garbage bag....
Using the regular rakes for the rest of the time, filled up a fourth of a garbage bag.
So to make a long story short, I told this guy I will go rent the proper equipment for his lawn, I'll be right back!
Went to the shop, the damn place was closed. I was ready to drive the truck into the building.
A sign on the store read, "Closed on April 6" ... IT'S APRIL 3RD What the HECK!!!!!
So I went back to the job, told the guy I'll keep in contact yadda yadda yadda...
The good news is, my helper has sun stroke! Fantastic! :P
I did do a wonderful fert/overseeding job today though! With a quick pass with the dethatching rake before hand, pretty good stuff!
The customer was very impressed!