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  • v. Present participle of dethatch.


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  • Especially dethatching, which is the process of raking out the tightly packed layers of dead, tangled grass and roots that choke new growth.

    Columnist: Keith Groller

  • I am thinking of using a dethatching rake next winter after mowing the whole thing down and then scattering seeds.

    Lawn Performance Review In Reverse « Fairegarden

  • I would love a lawn of moss, but the Financier would have other ideas, he does love his lawn grass and rakes it with a dethatching rake each fall.

    Moss Magic « Fairegarden

  • Pros recommend a good dethatching and aeration during the fall, but if your lawn is in good shape, you can get away with a thorough raking.

    Weekend Project: Overseed now for a lush lawn in spring

  • The giant retailer says it also is seeing significant early-season strength in rentals of lawn and garden tools for aerating, seeding and dethatching, or removing dead material from lawns.

    If I Had a Jackhammer ...

  • No matter what kind of moss control you use, you should remove the moss first by using a power dethatching machine available at rental yards.

    The Seattle Times

  • With a special attachment, some aerators can also be used for dethatching.

    The Seattle Times

  • No matter what kind of moss control you use, first rid your lawn of moss by using a power-dethatching machine available at rental yards.

    The Seattle Times

  • Fall fertilization should be done by mid-October as well as dethatching and aeration projects.

    Columnist: Keith Groller

  • A power-raking machine removes the dead debris and crust that builds up on a lawn over winter and is a gentler way to remove thatch without causing significant damage that dethatching can cause. Top Stories


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