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.