Rakes?

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    Is there such a thing as a power rake? If not, may I please have a recommendation for the best gardening rake for raking up dead moss? Thanks for any help!
     
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    They have a dethatching rake that might work. It's metal and used to dethatch grass. Metal heavy duty tines.
     
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    That sounds interesting. Would they have something like that on Amazon.com?
     
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    Not sure, I know they have them at Lowes.
     
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    It sounds like you may be looking for what we call a scarifier in the UK, from the looks of Amazon.com they're called a dethatcher over in the USA.

    If you get a mains power one, give it a test before going over your grass - I used one a few years ago and it took moss, grass and everything with it (it was too powerful for our dried out lawn!).
     
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    I always look for a springbok rack when having to remove moss from grass its my tool of choice for moss although a lawn scarifying mower can make more sense if the lawn is bigger than hand tools will handle in the time I have. A dethatcher rack is another good tool for promoting a thicker lawn although I cant comment to much on them as I have only pick one up and experimented with one once. But I tend to think there uses are more for thickening a lawn than removing moss. Ian is spot on, lawns away look bad after these tools have been used. A good feed and water after a light mowing and maybe a dressing of grass seed my be needed after racking
     
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