Power raking your lawn, often called de-thatching, is a vital way to keep your grass green, lush and healthy. Wayne Russell Colorado Springs Lawn Care recommends power raking your lawn anytime the thatch is thicker then half an inch and spongy to the feet. Fans of This Old House know that the de-thatching method is used to refresh an unhealthy, dry lawn in the most cost effective way.
A power raking system is often thought of as using a standard leaf rake, however power raking uses motorized rakes that are designed to get down deep into the thick under layers of the dead, decaying grass clippings, leaves, and other lawn debris. This allows for sunlight and nutrients to reach the roots providing the best environment for grass to thrive.
Homeowners should note that power raking is stressful on the lawn. When done wrong can have opposite results of what you had hoped to achieve leaving your yard down to the bare, ugly bones. When thatch is removed correctly as part of total lawn care maintenance routine, the results are a yard that is the envy of the neighborhood.
Warning!!! Hiring Wayne Russell Lawn Care LLC may cause a dramatic increase in the awesomeness of your lawn, leading to increased neighbor envy. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!