What is lawn thatch?
Thatch is the layer of living and dead stems, roots, stolons, and rhizomes between the blades of grass and the soil surface. A thin layer of thatch can be beneficial to the lawn because it helps to limit weed germination, reduce water evaporation, and protect from frost damage. However, thick thatch layers can prevent water, air, and nutrients from penetrating the soil, causing reduced root growth and increased potential for drought stress. Thatch also favors fungal growth and can harbor insect pests. Turfgrass such as Kentucky bluegrass have creeping growth habits and rapidly build thick thatch layers.
When to Dethatch?
The best time to perform lawn dethatching is just before a lawn has its most vigorous growth of the season and has time to recover.The best time to Dethatch a Wisconsin lawn is Spring or early Fall.
Why chose Advanced Green?
*We only Dethatch your lawn at the right time of the year to not cause unnecessary damage to your lawn.
*We vacuum up all the debris from the lawn dethatching with our mowers and haul it away.
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