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Yard Clean-up and Dethatching

By: Staff Published: June 22, 2023


It seems like yard work is never done. Another task always arises. One that some might not think of immediately is dethatching.

Every yard, regardless of its size or type of grass, requires occasional dethatching. If you’re not familiar with this term, it’s the process of lifting up and clearing out excess thatch. Thatch is defined as excess organic material, such as dead grass, leaves and other debris, that lies below the blades of living grass and the top layer of soil.

You can do this yard dethatching more quickly with the right tool, like the Razor-Back 24-tine steel leaf rake. Its flexible steel tines adjust to the terrain and can get below the thickest thatch to remove as much as possible. The fiberglass handle is lightweight yet sturdy to allow you and your rake to endure long workdays. And the cushion grip gives your hand a softer handle, helping prevent cramping and blisters.

See the 24-tine steel leaf rake in action by watching the brief video below.

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The type of grass in the yard determines when dethatching should take place. Cool-season grasses need dethatching in early spring or early fall, while warm-season grasses should be dethatched in late spring through early summer. Less thatch equals a healthy lawn!

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