De-thatching the Lawn

April 18, 2008

I decided that I would start de-thatching the lawn yesterday.  Here’s what I started with:

It is matted, dusty and grey with bits of gravel, plastic and Halloween candy wrappers.  I took my bow rake and started at the front of the lawn near the road.  Hard-raking a matted lawn is difficult and I started sweating right away.  After about an hour and many breaks I ended up with 1.5 bags of dead grass and this:

I couldn’t even finish it all at one time.  As you can see there is an unfinished patch in the upper right-hand side which leads to the backyard.  I’ll probably get to it this weekend.  Once I’m done this I’ll start spreading the corn gluten meal that I have left over from last year.

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One Response to “De-thatching the Lawn”

  1. Melanthia Says:

    I feel for you. We’ve got lawn that’s in serious need of aerating and such. It’s mostly moss, though. It might not be worth it.


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