Lawn Dethatch

What is thatch? Thatch is a layer of dead and living grass shoots, stems and roots that shows up between the soil and the grass blades in your lawn.

Where does it come from? Thatch build-up starts when the turf produces organic debris faster than it can be broken down. Is thatch good for the grass? YES!

Thatch is a composting process, but too much can be detrimental to the grass. A good thatch layer is a half-inch thick or less, this is the layer of cushion in which you feel when you walk across the ground surface.

We de-thatch on an annual basis to maintain healthy grass. It is imperative to de-thatch at the right time of year or you won’t see the desired results.