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K & M Flowers & Things
(601) 328-4225
1328 Shady St
Columbus, MS
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Heirloom Queen
(662) 251-9426
1818 Summer Lane
Columbus, MS
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The Garden District
(662) 561-0089
35916 Hwy 315
Batesville, MS
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Harper's Nursery & Garden Cntr
(601) 372-7167
4517 Terry Rd
Jackson, MS
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(601) 328-4225
1328 Shady St
Columbus, MS
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The Briar Patch
(662) 434-8433
8603 Hwy. 45 N.
Columbus, MS

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Bounds Garden Center
(601) 798-3753
401 S. Main Street
Picayune, MS
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(601) 736-0495
127 Old Highway 98 East
Columbia, MS
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JDS Nursery
(601) 673-0107
245 Agricola Latonia Road
Lucedale, MS
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(601) 835-1332
3066 Highway 550 Nw
Wesson, MS
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Should You Power Rake Your Lawn?

Written by Matthew C. Keegan  //  2011/10/31  //  Landscaping  //  No comments

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Cooler weather means your lawn may be ready to be power raked.

As you finish raking your leaves this fall, you’ll be left with a lawn that will soon be dormant and ready to withstand the worst that winter has for it. Instead of using a garden rake or leaf blower for your final raking of the season, a power rake can remove dead grass while leaving the healthy grass alone.

Task Timing

A power rake is a machine that is similar to your lawn mower, but comes equipped with vertical fixed tines to cut the soil and prepare your lawn for reseeding. If you live in a more northernly section of the country, the time to tackle this project has already passed. However, if you live in the deep south, you can power rake your lawn now or wait until spring, before your lawn rebounds.

You can rent a power rake from a home gardening center, a device that is sometimes called a dethatcher. To power rake, you can set the settings on high; to dethatch, you put the settings on low. Dethatching is much more extensive and will remove good grass, turn the soil and requires that you fertilize, seed and water the lawn to get it to take hold.

Power Raking

Power raking enables you to aerate the lawn, getting rid of dead material without killing the healthy grass. Only the dead grass layer is targeted when power raking, a process that helps restore your lawn quickly and prepare it for winter.

Once you have completed power raking your lawn, you have the option to reseed it. This involves applying fertilizer too, therefore you’ll want to consult with your local garden center or state extension service to find out the best approach to this project.

Soil Analysis

You’ll want to choose a seed that is best for your lawn, considering your soil conditions and the amount of sunlight your lawn gets when the trees are in bloom. Your state extension service can analyze you...

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