Stihl MM 55 dethatcher kit.


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I opened the wallet a little wider when replacing my cultivator blades and bought the dethatching kit. Cool tool.
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I opened the wallet a little wider when replacing my cultivator blades and bought the dethatching kit. Cool tool. View attachment 53865
I wished I'd of known about your thatch problem. I could have saved you the money. A couple of applications of molasses and all that thatch would have been turned into compost.
 
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I wished I'd of known about your thatch problem. I could have saved you the money. A couple of applications of molasses and all that thatch would have been turned into compost.
Yes but the brown patch fungus which is the reason for my effort would only be fed by that approach. After about 6 tries, I have found a fescue hybrid that can handle both our shade and our heat. While the creeping red, Kblue poa and others are receding, the heat and humidity and spores are trying to do the usual but this year I am going to punch them in the nose. What do we say to fungal attack? "Not Today."

It was interesting that the fine blade dense shade grass kicked out thatch via the machine but the full sun grass did not. Save me some sweat.
 
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Yes but the brown patch fungus which is the reason for my effort would only be fed by that approach. After about 6 tries, I have found a fescue hybrid that can handle both our shade and our heat. While the creeping red, Kblue poa and others are receding, the heat and humidity and spores are trying to do the usual but this year I am going to punch them in the nose. What do we say to fungal attack? "Not Today."
Ah, didn't know about your fungal problems. This year with so much rain everywhere folks will be lucky to not loose their whole lawn.
 
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Ah, didn't know about your fungal problems. This year with so much rain everywhere folks will be lucky to not loose their whole lawn.
I have seen this one before. When I was fixed on the idea of shade being the problem, I planted creeping red fescue. Beautiful until the heat came. The fungus absolutely ate it. I had 'take all" on that one. Still learning to not use so much nitrogen. Its a habit harder to get off of than crack evidently.
 
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I have seen this one before. When I was fixed on the idea of shade being the problem, I planted creeping red fescue. Beautiful until the heat came. The fungus absolutely ate it. I had 'take all" on that one. Still learning to not use so much nitrogen. Its a habit harder to get off of than crack evidently.
Folks around here use Medina 3-2-3 once a year but our lawn grass is either Bermuda or St. Augustine.
 

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