Power Raking (De-thatching)

  • Make sure all sprinkler heads are marked.
  • Early spring or early fall is best time to power rake, in order to allow grass to recover properly.
  • A half inch of thatch is not a problem, but anything over ½ inch needs to be dethatched.
  • Do not power rake when ground is saturated or muddy – this will tear out roots instead of grass thatch.