Have some compaction and matted grass

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Have some compaction and matted grass

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What's the best solution here, just some light raking?


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I have areas like that where the grass was under snow for a extended amount of time. Give it a rake and it should wake up soon as the weather continues to warm up.

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If you must, you can do a light rake to stand up the grass and bring airflow to the crowns.

But it's necessary, the grass will eventually come out of dormancy and stand up on its own.

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I like to bring out the leaf blower and go over the yard with it, real matted down areas may need a rake.

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Re: Have some compaction and matted grass

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WyGuy wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:07 pm
I like to bring out the leaf blower and go over the yard with it, real matted down areas may need a rake.
Good idea, avoids having to rake and tear it out

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Re: Have some compaction and matted grass

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saidtheblueknight wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:12 am
If you must, you can do a light rake to stand up the grass and bring airflow to the crowns.

But it's necessary, the grass will eventually come out of dormancy and stand up on its own.
True, it was my first real time in the yard. I always get axious

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