Benefits of Thatching Your Lawn
Thatching or more appropriately “de-thatching” is the removal of dead grass and moss. Like Aerating, the best time to de-thatch is in the spring during the rainy season. With thatch removed, air, water, nutrients, herbicides and pesticides can do their job more efficiently. Your lawn will become healthier and more resistant to insect damage and disease. De-thatching at regular intervals promotes denser growth and ensures the vibrancy and resiliency of your lawn.
How Do You Know When It’s Time to De-Thatch?
This is What a Heavily Moss Covered Lawn Will Look Like After We Dethatch it
Once the moss is raked we can then aerate the lawn, condition the soil, and Hydroseed. After a few weeks of proper watering this lawn will be transformed into a beautiful, renovated lawn that is full of vibrant, healthy, green grass!
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many causes for thatch, including: Heavily compacted soil with high clay content, over-watering and over-fertilizing of lawns with poor soil conditions, and frequent shallow roots.
Like aerating, spring and fall is the best time to remove thatch from your lawn, particularly during the cool and wet spring months that can last into June. It is best to dethatch during the spring because the lawn can quickly rejuvenate itself due to the ideal growing conditions that spring weather provides in the Pacific Northwest.
Yes, we work in the rain. The only exception is if we are having extremely heavy rain as this can damage the lawn. If this is the case we will wait for the lawn to dry out for a day or two once the heavy rain stops. However, light to moderate rainy conditions will not prevent us from doing lawn renovation work.