dethatching a lawn


Like many plants, grass has a below ground root system topped by a living, above-ground shoot that is green and growing. Between lays a layer which is known as thatch. Some thatch is natural and good for a lawn, but too much can usher in problems. Dethatching solves will solve this issue. Comprised of leaves, stems and roots – some living, some dead – thatch forms as a natural part of turf’s growing process. As long as it does not get thicker than 1/2 of an inch, thatch actually contributes to a lawn health. However, problems arise when thatch develops into a thicker layer and forms a wedge between grass and soil.

Thatch that is too thick can diminishes a lawn’s health. Thatch forms an impervious layer that prevents water, fertilizer, insect, and disease prevention from reaching the soil; therefore, it can create issues for your grass in the short and long term. It can also interfere with sunlight reaching the lower blades of grass. Therefore, the thatch can make grass roots to grow into nutrient-lacking thatch, which forms a shallow rooted law, which can create an uneven lawn, which leads to uneven mowing and scalping.

Clean Cuts of St Augustine does not recommend a regular schedule for removing thatch, because some thatch is good your lawn. Typically dethatching only needs to be done every three to seven years. Therefore, we recommend sending us a message online or calling Clean Cuts of St Augustine today to determine if your lawn needs to get a dethatching.