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    Question about Thatch removal

    Last year was my first year owning my house and I noticed I had a lot of thatch, mostly in my front yard. I went the only route I knew and took a steel rake and spent quite a bit of time just to get one small area of my front yard worked through. Does anyone know a company or how much it would cost for them to do my whole yard or a better option? Thanks



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    Re: Question about Thatch removal

    Some guys use a power rake, just by renting one.

    I just spend a few hours with my normal thatching rake. Something like this (vs a steel rake) makes life a lot easier.Attachment 19447



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    Re: Question about Thatch removal

    Any lawn care company can do it, or you can rent a dethatcher.



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    Re: Question about Thatch removal

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum05 View Post
    Any lawn care company can do it, or you can rent a dethatcher.
    Know of anywhere to rent one? Also is there a best time/season to do it?



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    Re: Question about Thatch removal

    Quote Originally Posted by CyTwins View Post
    Know of anywhere to rent one? Also is there a best time/season to do it?
    Any equipment rental as well as Home Depot, Lowes, etc.



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    Re: Question about Thatch removal

    I've rented an aerator from home depot before. They probably have dethatchers as well. Get a bunch of your neighbors to chip in for the rental and you can all get it done for cheap.



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    Re: Question about Thatch removal

    I was gonna suggest aerator as well, my dad has one from like the 1950s that he pulls out every once in a while. Says something about how if it was good enough for his dad, it's good enough for him.



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    Re: Question about Thatch removal

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlineSi View Post
    That would be nice to have if it wasn't for the cord. I guess doing it once a year wouldn't be too big of a hassle though. Not as much of a hassle as all the raking after you dethatch.


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    Re: Question about Thatch removal

    Maybe you can contact the providers of CF's first ever coupons: http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...landscape.html



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    Re: Question about Thatch removal

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    That would be nice to have if it wasn't for the cord. I guess doing it once a year wouldn't be too big of a hassle though. Not as much of a hassle as all the raking after you dethatch.
    I have a small yard so it's perfect. It works very well and yes, just do it once a year in the fall.



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    Re: Question about Thatch removal

    I think the wife starts with the clippers to get it manageable, then finishes the rest in the shower.



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