Methods For Dethatching A Lawn

Dethatching Rake.
Lawn dethatching has become more and more popular over the years. Especially now that a large portion of people are not catching the grass they mow. By not using a catcher in a lawn mower, the cut grass acts as a fertiliser as well as a moisture sponge. This allows the grass roots to reuse nutrients and make the most of the moisture on a hot day.

Ride on mower with dethatching attachment.

As the thatch strangles the lawn, it also puts a lot of stress on the grass making it more susceptible to insect damage and disease.

There are a few different ways to dethatch a lawn, however, most commonly used is a unpowered dethatcher. While this is cheap, it certainly isn't the fastest way.

Petrol Dethatcher.
Petrol or electric dethatchers are becoming more and more popular with time. Not only are they fast and efficient, but the new technology over the years is incorporating other tools such as aerators into them as well.