When it comes to working with grass does a power rake do a better job versus
a manual steel rake? I don't mean FASTER, but overall better job? Do the
two implements even do the same job? Meaning can this
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Seems pretty obvious to me that the power rake will do a much better
job than anyone with a hand rake. Of course it depends on what you
desire to accomplish by raking, and what size area.
True, it all depends on what you need to do.
I first wanted to establish that they both CAN do the same thing.
I'm looking at overseeding a 10'x5' area of grass and the idea of renting a
power rake seemed like a waste of money - especially when I can simply
accomplish the same thing with a metal rake. A 50 sq ft plot of land isn't
going to kill me, but hauling around that power rake might. I don't need to
rake the rest of my yard, its fine.
I don't suppose they sell sharpened version of a rake that can break up the
top layer of dirt without destroying the grass - I guess they do, a
Well I guess that's one way to interpret that, however the manufacturer of
the seeds doesn't follow your definition. In either case break up the top
layer of soil is what I did.
As for a power rake, it would indeed have made the job easier, but I just
went ahead and raked the grass manually after work. I think if I had to do
a 1/4 acre or more, I rent a power rake, otherwise its just as efficient to
use a manual rake for that task - either way you still have to collect and
dispose of the material brought to the surface by the rake.
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