As with any project the time spent preparing greatly increases the chances for success. We hit the yard hard and prepped it for topdressing and overseeding.
Before dethatching I spot treated weeds with Roundup and sprayed iron to kill off moss. Some areas were so bad I used my landscape pick to dig everything out to bare soil.
Dethatching took just under two hours which is convenient since that’s the rental shop’s minimum rental charge. I spent the rest of the day raking the front and side lawns.
Later that evening when Jess came home she raked the backyard and made neat little piles.
All of those little piles became a couple BIG piles in the driveway. A friend from work loaned us his utility trailer for the week. I hauled two full loads of just grass stuff to Pacific Topsoils to recycle. We’re really lucky that they have a shop in Kenmore, about 3 minutes from the house.