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    Thank you again MRCAPTAINBOB = upon reading and printing out your response - to "think about" - I remembered that a "million years ago" I had purchased what I believe might be referred to as a lawn dethatcher. At that time I had purchased it so that my "yard worker" might use it to cut into the ground prior to possibly reseeding. I don't believe that had worked out all that well - if I remember correctly, we had to put a large rock at the top so to put it closer to the ground. I knew I had it "stashed away" somewhere in the cellar.

    I went downstairs to check - yep! it was there - I brought it upstairs - I did go to the internet to see if I could find a picture of it - I could not. It is about 16 inches across and has six rows of 3" tines or nails that rotate as the unit is pushed along.

    So, back to "google" - I did find an Craftsman Electric Dethatcher - I also found something identified as a dethatcher power rake (gas powered) - all material relating to dethatcher mentions "damage to lawn is significant".

    I did check the Lowe's website - nothing there.

    Maybe, the next time my "yard worker" gets here - I will see if/how the unit I had brought upstairs works on the acorns. I truly wish I could remember where I had purchased this unit. I know it was from one of those mail order houses -

    I will let you know what happens. Thanks again.

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    De-thatcher....

    Hi, Sunshine. Here's a pic of Agri-Fab's de-thatcher: www.agri-fab.com - Universal Front-Mount Tine Dethatcher. Their sweeper is here: www.agri-fab.com - Sweepers.
    That de-thatcher attaches to the front of the sweeper and yes, it does sometimes need to have weights on it. Mine is set up for the flat, rectangular patio stones. It does a great job of scratching the surface, combing the grass. Too hard or too many passes will bald the ground. However, it does a another super job in preparing the ground for new seed. I like the feature where by it can be adjusted to lightly, or harshly, rake the grass/ground. It does do a superior job in lifting debris to the grass surface for the sweeper brushes to scoop into the bin.

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    Thank you MRCAPTAIN BOB - I do appreciate your efforts in assisting me concerning this problem. I went to the websites you mentioned and printed out the pictures.

    My "yard worker" was here on Saturday, April 30th, and he thought the use of the areorator (however that might be spelled) worth trying. He did put weights on top, but apparently it did not work effectively. As I understand it - the unit just put holes in the ground and apparently did not work effectively in dislodging many of the acorns. He went back to using the hard garden rake - the leaf rake - the claw type hand tool as well as the flat headed shovel.

    While he was working I had to drive down to the local shopping area to make some purchases. While at that area I stopped at the Lowe's store to see if they might have the Agri-fab products available. No. Perhaps I should have stopped at the Home Depot, but their website did not seem to indicate they carried/stocked the item(s).

    At the current rate of clearance we could well be back into the fall weather before this current batch of acorns have been disposed of. Believe me, this fall I WILL pay attention to what is happening when that yard work is being taken care of.

    My only outstanding problem now - what to do with the multitude of tiny oak trees now making an appearance over the entire area. I do have some Scott's Weed-B-Gon here, but I don't believe that would be effective in discouraging the growth of the oak trees considering that they are not weeds. Maybe I will send an e-mail to the Scott's people.

    Again, thank you for your kind assistance.

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    Mow....if you cut off the growth of the new seedlings they will not grow any more and in fact will die.
    Little about a lot and a lot about a little.
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    Thank you for your persistence PUSHKINS. Thank you for your input of 4-22-2011 - 4-25-2011 as well as 5-2-2011,

    I know that in my orginal posting of 4-22-2011 I mentioned that last fall when using the Troy vacuum/chipper/shredder the acorns were starting to attach to the ground.

    In my defense I don't believe I was seeing the new growth of the oak trees in April - at least not until I went to the area on April 30th. Therefore, in my posting of 5-2-2011 - I am guilty of not going back to review earlier postings. If I had - I would certainly have recognized that your suggestion - strong suggestion - of 4-22-2011 and 4-25-2011 was a valid possibility. Now all I have to concern myself with is in making certain that my "yard worker" has the blades of his lawn mower positioned low enough to do as you suggest.

    Again, thank you.

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    This was a very informative thread, I had similar problems...

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    Just catch like 20 squirrels and let them roam in your yard. they will eat all of the acorns up np.

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    I use a lawn rake to move the acorns into piles which I then put into a wheel barrow or similar. I tend to use them as "mulch" on one of my beds. Not that many sprout after the squirrels get through with them. I tend to want to keep things simple. You can do a lot in an hour's time. My problem with acorns is they roll under your feet if you are mowing the grass and that could lead to a fall. The fact that they are present also reduces the turf area as well.

    Don't think the aerator will help a lot on the acorn issue. I rent an aerator in the early fall and over seed my fescue yard at least every other year. If I have a lot of thin areas, I will do it yearly.

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