We recommend Power Raking in early Spring, before new growth has begun. The service is especially effective combined with Overseeding, as it opens the lawn surface so that new seed can get better established. It’s also a great way to thicken up bentgrass lawns. Power Raking slices the surface stolons and stimulates new growth, thickening the lawn.
Power Raking involves using fixed knife type blades that slice the thatch instead of ripping it out. Using a dethatching machine, it is set to high so that the blades just skim the surface. Power Raking doesn’t cause extensive damage, so the lawn recovers rapidly and maintains its density.
Power Raking can be done in Spring or Fall as well if you’re looking to remove Winter debris, it is recommended to do it before the lawn starts growing to avoid setting the lawn back during critical Spring time growth.