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v. de·thatched, de·thatch·ing, de·thatch·es
To remove (dead grass) from a lawn, usually to aerate the soil.
To remove dead grass from a lawn.

de·thatch′er n.


vb (tr)
to remove dead grass from (a lawn)
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Everything from edging, hedge trimming, leaf blowing, dethatching and more can be accomplished.
Weekends, especially, offer blocks of time in which to accomplish tasks such as aeration or dethatching and, of course, mowing.
Services include irrigation systems, pavers & hardscapes, complete arbor services, aeration & dethatching, debris removal and pressure washing.
There are implements specifically made for dethatching only, but a tine harrow is many implements in one.
3 Autumn is the best time to dethatch your lawn using a dethatching machine available from rental companies.
Much has been said concerning the value of dethatching lawns.
The wasps do such a good job that I can almost forgive them for also dethatching my bird table (which had a little straw roof) and making teeth marks in my wooden deckchair.
The next day, sporting a Texas Rangers T-shirt, I was swinging my fan rake like a fungo bat, liming before dethatching the lawn.
Turf experts no longer recommend dethatching lawns in early fall.
Lawn service workers perform a wide range of duties including mowing, edging, trimming, fertilizing, dethatching, and mulching.
Purchase or rent a dethatching machine in the fall.
Dethatching your yard is an essential step in preparing your lawn for the new grass that will emerge as the temperatures begin to rise and your lawn sees more sunlight.