03-03-2012 12:19 PM
When is the best time to burn your grass? What is the process that you need to do after you burn your grass? I know it's suppose to make your lawn healthier and have greener grass, but I'm just not sure of what it takes to do that. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
03-04-2012 04:03 PM
There are advantages and disadvantages to burning the thatch out of a lawn. Many experts including myself would recommend dethatching your lawn by scalping and bagging first and then raking or getting a dethatcher after the rest. Many city or county ordinances will not allow these burns, for it is thought that the risk of burning down other things that are not meant to burn like houses or woods is not worth the reward of burning or worth the potential fines involved with burning. With all the leaves on the ground, if your fire gets away from you for a second or the wind carries your fire somewhere it doesn't belong, the consequences could be bad.
I would recommend calling your county permit office or fire dept. and get their opinion on this, for I would just be setting us both up for disaster if I recommended this, therefore I am recommending scalping, bagging and dethatching and saying DO NOT BURN YOUR YARD!
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