So, the power rake service, believe it or not, is used with a machine called a power rake. What the power rake is and what it does is it has these fingers and this kind of blade-like tines that dig into the soil, just barely grazing the soil, and then it pulls up the thatch from the lawn. What the thatch layer is, is it’s between half an inch to even a few inches of dead grass that’s in between the top blades of grass and the root bed in the soil. By ripping up that thatch and depositing it on top of the grass, and on top of the lawn, it allows the roots to breathe. It allows fertilizer to get down into the soil. It allows water to get into the root system easier. If you have a thick thatch layer the water will just sit on top and then run with gravity so the roots don’t get the nourishment and the H2O they need to survive.
Power raking service can only be done in the spring. It’s best to be done before June before the green-up really happens. So, once lawns are 6 inches long and things start growing it’s kind of game over for the power raking. We try to get things done as quickly as we can. We have to wait though, we can’t power rake if it’s wet outside. The indicator of when it’s okay to power rake is if you can walk across your lawn in your socks and the socks don’t get wet. So, if your feet don’t get wet when you walk across the lawn in your socks, we can go and do the power rake service for you. If your feet get wet, we have to wait a little longer. Like last year was late spring. We didn’t get out until April 27th, the year before that was a little bit earlier, April 6th. It’s looking like a bit of an early spring this year as well so we can hopefully get out there soon! If you have a south-facing property it’s likely we can get out and power rake a bit earlier. If you have a mainly north-facing property or east-facing property, then it might be a bit later for you just because the ground takes so long to dry. Once your property is ready we’ll reach out and organize that with you.
If you’re interested in a power rake service feel free to reach out to us. We can bundle the power rake in with the other services and bring down the total cost for you. It can be a cost-effective solution for your lawn and it should be done every spring. Hope to hear from you soon! Give us a call, email, or you can get an instant quote online based on the square footage of your lawn. Hopefully, we hear from you soon. Thanks so much! Bye-Bye!