Power Rake

Power Raking Calgary and Edmonton

Power Raking is the process of removing dead grass and excess thatch from the lawn. We recommend removing thatch once a year in the spring prior to new growth to promote a thicker and healthier lawn. The best time to power rake in Calgary or Edmonton is April 1 to May 15.

Power Raking Calgary and EdmontonWe do not remove the entire thatch layer, as a light thatch layer makes for a healthy lawn. If the grass gets too green or a deep dethatching is performed, the machine can damage the root system. Power raking is important to remove thatch which promotes a thicker healthier lawn.

We will not do deep power-raking every year for repeat customers but will adjust the depth based on the circumstance.

Hire Yardworx Power Raking Calgary and Edmonton professionals today to maintain a healthy and beautiful lawn. 

What is Thatch?

“Thatch” is the accumulation of dead and decomposing grass plants. Thatch is similar to many aspects of turf production – you can get too much of a good thing. Small amounts of thatch, in the range of 1/4 to 1/2 inch, can improve wear tolerance and surface resiliency, and reduce water loss and soil temperature fluctuations.

Thicker layers, particularly beyond an inch, often cause serious problems. Excessive thatch reduces the effectiveness of fertilizers, watering and pest controls and provides a good habitat for disease and insects.

Power raking should only be done in mid-spring (by late May) since damage is done to the lawn and there needs to be recovery time before there are extreme summer weather conditions.

Our Power Raking Process

Our Yardworx crew will power rake the entire lawn area, walking back and forth in a similar pattern to mowing the lawn. This brings the excess thatch (dead grass) to the surface. Then we hand rake or blow all the dead grass haul it to a disposal site. And finally, they blow off all the debris on the sidewalks.

Benefits of Power Raking

  • Increases effectiveness of fertilizers, watering and pest controls
  • Promotes a thicker and healthier lawn

Please Note:

Power Raking should not be booked after May 15 as a general rule since green grass can be damaged.

Our Power Rake Calgary & Edmonton services are filling up fast so be sure to book yours early!

What Customers Say About Us

Yardworx

"Absolutely satisfied with the work done by the Yardworx crew. They were so efficient the only way I knew that they did my yard maintenance was by the aeration on my lawn. I have booked them again in the spring and will most assuredly recommend them to anyone looking for a fabulous yard maintenance crew, Thumbs up 5 stars."

Lillian Horudko, Calgary

5.0 5.0

"I am very pleased with the quality of work by the team who does my yard. The yard always looks good and they have never forgotten to make sure that the gate is latched so the dog cannot escape. They are in and out very quickly, and show up on the days I expect them. Excellent service and will be renewing for a third year. I have recommended them to others as well."

Louis D.