An incredible rake; the tines are very sturdy and aggressive without the heaviness of thatching rakes (which are heavier, for a different purpose). So now I'm ordering the wider version which will allow me to hand-rake both sides of a 90' pond spillway prior to reseeding!!!! WOW. The only thing that was SO not good was the missing rivet that should've secured the head to shaft!!!!!! AML: please check such details.
This rake is great for weeding seedlings. If you have a weed-free bed to begin with, after your planted seeds emerge (especially if you grow things closely), you can rake this along even day-old radishes and the emerging annual weed seedlings will be raked out but the radishes (or carrots or spinach or whatever) will stay put. It's magical.
We recently bought a house on an acre with Ponderosa pine trees. There is at least 4" of duff or more that hasn't been cleaned up in years. Without the groundskeeper rake I would not be able to rake up all the piles of pine needles and duff. Thank-you for the best rake I have ever used!!!!
A really cool tool. It pulls up thatch that's been woven into my yard since I first moved in 18 yrs. ago. It will loosen up the soil while it's doing that and the new growth starts up promptly. Some serious action from it with less effort than the old style rakes. If you ain't got one you're backin' up!