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There's an Art to Raking Your Yard in the Springtime

Raking the lawn seems like a straightforward task. You grab a rake, pull it across the lawn a few times, put the leaves and clippings in a trash bag, and you're done. However, it's important to know how to rake your lawn properly each season. Your work should enhance the health and appearance of your lawn and not harm it.
A Simple Three-Step Process
Believe it or not, you don't have to rake your entire lawn for it to benefit. In fact, you shouldn't. What you need to do is identify areas of your lawn containing matted and dead grass. By now, your grass should be out of the dormancy stage and should show early signs of greening. The areas where this has not happened yet need your attention.
After identifying the patches of dead and matted grass, bring a metal thatch rake over each one to pull the dead grass away from the rest of the lawn. Take care not to apply too much pressure to the rake or you could damage the healthy layers of lawn underneath the thatch. Keep in mind that your goal for raking is to remove the top dead layers to allow air to reach the roots of your grass.

The last step is to gather all of the dead grass you raked up and place it in a garbage bag. For best results, you should aim to rake all of the brown areas in your yard during the spring season.
Schedule Your Dethatching Service Now
All lawns develop brown patches, but you may not have the time or the desire to rake to remove the thatch. The Lawnsmith offers dethatching services with a power rake that will eliminate the problem areas in no time. We also provide you with advice on how to rake your lawn in the summer and fall. By making the investment now, you are well on your way to having a summer healthy lawn.