Spring 2017 Newsletter
Thatch defined: A lawn thatch is an excessive amount of buildup of unwanted material that can deny your lawn of the air, water, and sunlight that it needs. The excessive amount of buildup can cause your grass to stop growing and make it prone to insects and lawn diseases. Lawn thatch is composed of moss, pine needles, or dead grass, it can also refer to a dead layer of sod that is left over after an insect infestation
When you should de-thatch your lawn: The best time to have de-thatching done is in the spring and early fall, that way it gives your lawn time to recover before it gets too hot or too cold. Some lawns will need to be re-seeded in order to heal properly if there was a lot of moss or bad grasses that were removed. This process is recommended yearly for some lawns.
Benefits of lawn thatching: It is recommended to be done every year to ensure your lawn is taken care of and looks it’s best. To know if you need it yearly, here are some signs. If you have a lot of moss in your lawn or dead grasses which can be from the type of grass you have in your lawn or the various amounts of sunlight your lawn is getting. Pine needle build up around your yard can lead to choking out sunlight and water that your lawn needs and they are also acidic. By having your lawn dethatched not only will it look healthier, it will allow and increase airflow to the underlining of the soil and allow water and nutrients to go straight to the root system. It will also reduce infestations of insects and pests and forces them out of the lawn. It will also reduce grass diseases such as leaf spot, summer patch, and dollar spot.